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    Before the test, I had noticed the blue straps around the tank and wondered why they were there. When I saw the test I realized it was to keep the top from flying too far if it detached!
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    Next Boca Chica road closure is the 22nd, and it looks like SN-07 is being prepped for Round 2.

    Gotta love stainless steel + a torch.

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    A bit of the good old TIG over the failed weld to see how strong the next weakest link is?
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Yup. See how easy it'll fix, and it'll be easier on the moon or Mars because of less or no atmosphere.

    New build video, now with labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmordrid View Post
    Yup. See how easy it'll fix, and it'll be easier on the moon or Mars because of less or no atmosphere.
    No fire-watch required for welding jobs, for example.
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    I need a time machine, so I can go back about three years and lock up the franchises for mobile cranes, boom lifts, and welding supplies in the Brownsville area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    No fire-watch required for welding jobs, for example.
    I’d still rather not wield a torch while wearing a space suit in a vacuum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I’d still rather not wield a torch while wearing a space suit in a vacuum.


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    Laser welders work very nicely on stainless steel, deliving a higher quality weld..

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    The latest video I watched included some assembly of what's going to be a really enormous crane. Perhaps one that could lift Starship to the top of SuperHeavy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The latest video I watched included some assembly of what's going to be a really enormous crane. Perhaps one that could lift Starship to the top of SuperHeavy?
    If it is the same one as I watched,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7cVQgFYC4k

    it is a massive mobile crawler for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    If it is the same one as I watched,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7cVQgFYC4k

    it is a massive mobile crawler for sure.
    It was the previous one, but I watched that one this afternoon. I like the captions they've added. Especially the one that noted you don't actually grow tanks in the tank farm.
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    They have two cranezillas on site, one being a 750 tonne Manitowoc 18000.

    SpaceX is adding shifts to their antenna production facilities.

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    StarLink v1.0 Launch 9 update,

    StarLinks: 58, with VisorSat albedo mitigation
    Rideshares: BlackSky 5 & 6 Earth observation satellites

    Date: June 23, 2020
    Time: 1722 Eastern (2122 UT)
    Pad: LC-39A
    Booster: B1051.5
    Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You
    Orbit: 220x380km
    Inclination: 53°

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    No fire-watch required for welding jobs, for example.
    Even though I have heard reasons why domes might not make much actual sense—the idea of only thin spacesuits of oxygen for people walking around in a pressurized nitrogen only habitat would reduce fire hazards...their air is cooled, and they don’t balloon up like thick spacesuits do in a vacuum. It makes for easier work.

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    Test pad & Super Heavy pad construction (09:55)

    https://youtu.be/QJrXANydODM

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    I watched that one earlier. It was interesting to see that although the huge crane is a crawler, they are apparently not going to use it that way as the tracks are up on cribbing.
    The crane rental company, Lampson, is headquartered in Kennewick, WA, to my surprise.
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    I like how one of the working platform machines says "Ultra Boom" on its boom. Quite fitting for the kind of tests they've been doing lately.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Looks like a ~1.5-2 meter wide piling rebar cage segment for the Super Heavy pad.

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    At least. I wouldn't expect the ground there to be especially stable, so it's necessary.

    Stuff that amuses me: For a long time, my high school Spanish had me interpreting "Boca Chica" as "Cute Mouth". It's really more like "Small Estuary". It's the estuary of the Rio Grande, which means "Big River".
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    Big river, small estuary. Sounds metaphorical, not sure for what.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    RIP SN7, the test to failure was successful. Waiting for the failure pressure.

    https://youtu.be/Cu5YKGrZbYw

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmordrid View Post
    RIP SN7, the test to failure was successful. Waiting for the failure pressure.

    https://youtu.be/Cu5YKGrZbYw
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    Don't tell The Food Babe about all that nitrogen they let out into the atmosphere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Don't tell The Food Babe about all that nitrogen they let out into the atmosphere!
    Link doesn't seem to have anything to do with The Food Babe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjameshuff View Post
    Link doesn't seem to have anything to do with The Food Babe.
    Here you go:

    http://www.freezepage.com/1415667665TBMRBWICKU

    She’s noted for saying ridiculous stuff about food usually, this time said ridiculous stuff about air and pressure (among a number of other things). She did at least delete this article but not before it was archived. Here is a relevant quote:

    A few facts about what airplanes do to your body -

    When your body is in the air, at a seriously high altitude, your body under goes some serious pressure. Just think about it – Airplanes thrive in places we don’t. You are traveling in a pressurized cabin, and when your body is pressurized, it gets really compressed!
    [snip]
    The air you are breathing on an airplane is recycled from directly outside of your window. That means you are breathing everything that the airplanes gives off and is flying through. The air that is pumped in isn’t pure oxygen either, it’s mixed with nitrogen, sometimes almost at 50%. To pump a greater amount of oxygen in costs money in terms of fuel and the airlines know this! The nitrogen may affect the times and dosages of medications, make you feel bloated and cause your ankles and joints swell.


    I expect she would be annoyed they polluted the air with nitrogen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjameshuff View Post
    Link doesn't seem to have anything to do with The Food Babe.
    Sorry, don't know what I did there!
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    1 hour road closure at Boca Chica commencing at 0700 Eastern June 24. Likely SN-05 rolls out to the new test stand.

    Other closures in the works for June 29 & 30, and July 1. Sounds like a fun week

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    Ka-boom !!

    Quote Originally Posted by docmordrid View Post
    1 hour road closure at Boca Chica commencing at 0700 Eastern June 24. Likely SN-05 rolls out to the new test stand.

    Other closures in the works for June 29 & 30, and July 1. Sounds like a fun week
    I think they should schedule some more Boca Chica fireworks for July 4th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mendenhall View Post
    I think they should schedule some more Boca Chica fireworks for July 4th.
    While that might be visually exciting, I would hope for a good series of tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmordrid View Post
    RIP SN7, the test to failure was successful. Waiting for the failure pressure.

    https://youtu.be/Cu5YKGrZbYw
    Reminds me of this Calvin & Hobbes
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