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Old Posted Jul 29, 2021, 1:55 PM
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9th tower section lifted. They had an American flag hanging from this section, so in the steelworker tradition, I think this signals Topped Out. At least from a lift standpoint. They might build up some there. But the principal structure should be complete.

There will still be a lot of cool engineering going on, so I'll post more when there's fun crane work to see, like the lift of the launch table.


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Old Posted Aug 6, 2021, 2:51 PM
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Lift of the launch table and a bunch of other cool stuff.

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Old Posted Aug 9, 2021, 7:59 PM
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They followed fast lifting the booster onto the launch table for fit checks. More massive crane work, and lots more construction.

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The three piece interview with Elon is amazing.

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Old Posted Aug 23, 2021, 2:29 PM
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For those who haven't seen it, this animation is pretty close to what they're building right now.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/...ic%3D53088.540
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They already need a bigger building for the booster. Not sure how much taller it will be.

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no way they get to one hour turnaround, but this process is mind blowing.
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More big crane work, adding a massive swing arm to the tower. This will hold the fuel lines and will need to swing away from the rocket for launch. So it mounts to the side of the tower on hinges.


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Old Posted Sep 24, 2021, 4:01 PM
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Another addition to the launch tower, at 2:20 mark. This is part of the arm that loads fuel into the rocket.
The video also shows a lot of other work going on. They've started checks on the cryo plumbing using liquid nitrogen.

The next big addition to the tower should be the arms.

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