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    Boca Chica,

    Sounds like assembly may happen in the IronHenge (wind break)

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    Ciro Morales @CiroTweeter
    Facility being built by #SpaceX on Launch Complex 39A for their #Starship
    #NASA #KennedySpaceCenter
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    https://twitter.com/CiroTweeter/stat...47693203886080

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    Fan-art, but a nice size comparison.

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    It'll be a nearly 100 foot/30m tall launch platform with an actively cooled diverter (no trench) and the Mother of All Deluges. Add a 500+ foot tower with a hammerhead crane & Crew/Cargo Arm and that'll be the KSC LC-39A Super Heavy/Starship pad.

    CC at Boca Chica (already under construction)

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    #SpaceX 39A #Starship launch pad progress. Is that the start of a flame diverter I see
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    Video at tweet

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    Was up all night with SpaceX team working on Starship tank dome production (most difficult part of primary structure). Dawn arrives … https://t.co/SzyDSYUYOu

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    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    We're now building flight design of Starship SN1, but each SN will have at least minor improvements, at least through SN20 or so of Starship V1.0.
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    Flight is hopefully 2 to 3 months away

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    Test tank "test to failure"

    New tank building equipment & design, so

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    LC-39A,

    Marek Cyzio @MarekCyzio
    #Starship #spacex launch pad.

    https://twitter.com/MarekCyzio/statu...05128674193408

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    Header tanks = landing propellants

    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    Starship orbital vehicle SN1, liquid oxygen header tank & nosecone https://t.co/IaSEdIyZgP

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    Bulkhead test tank 2 moving to the pad area



    Report (tested with water - liquid nitrogen next, which will harden this steel);

    Elon Musk @elonmusk
    Starship 9m test tank made 7.5 bar at room temp! Small leak at a weld doubler. Will be repaired & retested at cryo.
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    Awesome! Congrats! Feeling confident enough in the welds and manufacturing to go ahead with SN1?
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    Yes

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    Starship SN1 tank test to failure. They need it to hold 8.5 bar.

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    Elon Musk @elonmusk
    Liquid nitrogen cryogenic strength test underway ☃️ https://t.co/qRPBLInqm0

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    KABOOM!! Waiting for results, but some folks are cheering.

    Yup,

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    8.5 bar

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    And the first 2 domes for SN1 have been built.
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    [QUOTE=Starship SN1 tank test to failure. They need it to hold 8.5 bar. [/QUOTE]

    That's a pretty low bar (~125 PSI, 850kPa) most shop compressors can do that... I see what they are doing it for, however. It's one thing to pressurize an aluminum can to that pressure... quite another to do it with a 9 meter diameter "can" with a skin thickness of 3mm... the total pressure exerted is enormous...
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    Stacking rings at Boca Chica...

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    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    Starship career day at the Stargate building (Boca Chica Blvd, TX) this Thursday from 3pm to 9pm!
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    This is mainly for staffing up 4 production shifts for 24/7 operations, but engineers, supervisors & support personnel are certainly needed too. A super hardcore work ethic, talent for building things, common sense & trustworthiness are required, the rest we can train.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1224625719659110400
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    @bocachicagal
    The first Starship SN1 barrel section has been brought out of the tent this morning at SpaceX Boca Chica.
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