Historique Boca Chica

  • 2020-11-24 15:35: SN8 static fire (pad clear 15:35, condenser 16:41, farm venting 16:43, sn8 vent: 17:11, engine chilld 17:11, header vent 17:10, sire 17:19, static fire 17:23, detank 17:31). Short static fire of three engines?.
  • 2020-11-14 03:55: removing of raptor SN32 of Starship SN8
  • 2020-11-12 18:30, SN8 static fire (pad clear 18:30, farm venting 18:33, sn8 vent 18:47, engine chill 18:48, header vent 18:55, siren 19:03, static fire 19:15, nose detanking 20:37:42) - problem with raptor and pneumatic, lose way to detank header lox tank, burst disk at 20:37
  • 2020-11-10 13:29, SN8 static fire (pad clear 13:29, test abort 16:04, detank 18:06, recycle 17:33, farm venting 17:34, sn8 vent 17:51, engine chill 17:54, header vent 17:55, siren 17:57, static fire 18:08:12 with sparks). Frost ring on nose cone.
  • 2020-11-09 18:45, SN8 wdr from header tanks? (pad clear: 18:45, condenser 19:51, farm venting 19:53, engine chill 20:10, sn8 venting 20:15, header vent 20:18, detank 20:30)
  • 2020-11-03 19:54, SN8 cryo testing (pad clear 19:34, farm vent 20:41, sn8 vent 21:56, nose vent 22:43)
  • 2020-11-02 22:30, SN8 test with some small venting, probably LN2 (pad clear 22:30, sn8 venting 22:59, workers 23:13, detank 23:19)
  • 2020-10-26 17:28, removing cable from crane. SN8 is now free.
  • 2020-10-24? - Switching raptor, adding #36
  • 2020-10-22 18:28-19:00, lifting the nose cone on SN8 tanks (NSF: 12.1 knots / Labpadre: 12 MPH-15 Gust MPH)
  • 2020-10-22, Removing some raptors (#39)
  • 2020-10-22, Testing of the Nose Cone (RCS trusters) in the morning (5:54)
  • 2020-10-21, Bluto/Tankzilla Crane moved to launch pad, SN8 nose cone moved to launch pad.
  • 2020-10-19 23:48, SN8 static fire (pad clear 23:48, farm venting 00:43, SN8 vent 00:57, raptor chill 00:58, siren 01:14, preburner 01:22, static fire 03:14, detank 03:21) LabPadre, SNF
  • 2020-10-19 01:47, SN8 static fire attempt (pad clear 01:47, farm venting 02:45, SN8 vent 03:10, raptor chill 03:30, siren 03:35, recycle 03:43, detank 04:44, recycle #2 05:37, siren 05:52, pre-burner 06:01)
  • 2020-10-16 03:18, SN8 WDR (pad clear 03:18, venting 03:27, grass vent 03:31, SN8 vent 04:59, raptor chill 05:12, detank 06:11)
  • 2020-10-11 08:37 (13:37 GMT/leet hour), raptor #32 and #39 on the road to the pad
  • 2020-10-08 21:18, SN8 cryo testing (pad clear 21:18, grass vent 22:12, venting 22:43, frost/ice 23:16, detank 02:05) - pass
  • 2020-10-07 21:29, SN8 cryo testing (pad clear 21:29, pressed 21:41, venting 22:59, frost/ice 23:00, detank 02:50)
  • 2020-10-06 23:32, SN8 cryo testing (pad clear 23:32, pressed 00:22, venting 01:04, farm venting 01:04, frost/ice 01:04, detank 04:31) - 7 bar, leak near engine mounts
  • 2020-10-06 01:46, SN8 cryo testing (pad clear 01:46, pressed 02:51, venting 02:51, farm venting 03:22, frost/ice 03:27, rcs 04:37, detank 04:55)
  • 2020-10-04 21:00, SN8 ambient temperature testing night
  • 2020-10-04 12:18:05, SN7.1 pull down (on the ground) using two cables, after unwelding it to the test stand
  • 2020-10-01 17:25; new big horizontal white tank (on roll lift) in the tank farm
  • 2020-09-30 09:00; lift of SN8 on test stand #1
  • 2020-09-28/29/30 ?; pourring concrete inside launch mount legs
  • 2020-09-26; SN8 was moved to test stand #1
  • 2020-09-23 04:58:10; SN7.1 top bursts
  • 2020-09-21; two tests of SN7.1 during the night
  • 2020-09-20; moving trust puck tester from stand #2 to stand #1
  • 2020-09-16 23:01; SN7.1 move back to basic platform for additional test?
  • 2020-09-15 21:23; SN7.1 test with hydraulics rams and cryo liquid (frost at 21:23), first test at 22:50, second test at 02:36. Worker at pad at 03:22.
  • 2020-09-15 03:34; SN7.1 test with hydraulics rams and cryo liquid (frost at 03:34), no pop.
  • 2020-09-11 23:05; SN7.1 move on test stand #2 - with trust puck tester
  • 2020-09-10 23:00; SN7.1, test cryo with LN2 (test tank + skirt). On basic stand. No failure. At night.
  • 2020-08-29 (ish); SN4 explode - ground equipement failure; Everyday Astronaut
  • 2020-06-23; SN7 rupture; NASASpaceflight
  • 2020-04-03; SN3 implode during cryo test; NASASpaceflight
  • 2020-03-29; SN3 arrive at launch site; NASASpaceflight
  • 2020-02-28; SN1 cryo proof test failure (implode); NASASpaceflight
  • 2019-11-20; Mk1 explode; LabPadre

Rockets / test tanks

  • Starhopper, Hoppy : first tank to hop 150m 150 meter Starhopper Test (spacex)
  • Mk1 : explode
  • SN1 : cryo fail at night, implode
  • SN2 : test tank, survive
  • SN3 : starship tanks, implode on cryogenic proof
  • SN4 : starship tanks, explode
  • SN5 : starship tanks, hop to 150m, with a mass simulator, square hole at 4th ring from the top, square hole at 5th ring from the bottom, different color (matte) at 5th ring from the top
  • SN6 : starship tanks, hop to 150m, with a mass simulator, square hole at 4th ring from the top
  • SN7 : test tank with new stainless steel alloy 301L, test until rupture.
  • SN7.1 : test tank with new stainless steel alloy 301L
  • SN8 : starship tanks, with new alloy
  • SN9 : starship tanks,
  • SN10 : starship tanks,
  • SN11 : ?

Terminologie

Trust Puck Tester, Hydraulics Ram : three metal arms to test the bottom dome of a tank (simulate pressure/force from the raptors)

OLP: Orbital Launch Pad

SN: Serial Number

LN2 : Liquid Nitrogen

MB: Middle Bay (for starship), was call High Bay before new High Bay

HB: High Bay (for starship heavy booster), the middle bay was the high bay before the building

Bluzilla : crane used to build the real High Bay