Historique Boca Chica

  • 2021-04-13 18:05, SN15 Test, Road closed 16:18, pad clear 18:05, ground vent 18:30, sn15 vent 19:50, lox frost 19:52, ch4 frost 20:10, depress vent 20:18, road open 20:45
  • 2021-04-12, SN15 Cryo test
  • 2021-04-09, SN15 Ambient test
  • 2021-04-08, SN15 moved to launch site (pad A)
  • 2021-04-05 16:05, Tankzilla/Bluto and GSE1 tank moved to launch site.
  • 2021-03-30 07:05, SN11 flight and explosion (road closed 07:00, pad clear 07:05, ground vent 07:13, recondenser 07:22, farm vent 07:23, sn11 vent 07:38, engine chill 07:45, liftoff 08:00, explosion 08:06
  • 2021-03-26 07:00, SN11 static fire with a new raptor (road closed 06:47, pad clear 07:00, ground vent 07:20, recondenser 07:25, farm venting 07:37, sn11 venting 07:45, engine chill 07:51, siren 08:00, static fire 08:09:14, detank 08:43, cars to pad 09:50)
  • 2021-03-23 08:56, SN11 static fire
  • 2021-03-11 17:55, SN11 cryo test (road closed 13:28, groud vent 17:55, sn11 vent 18:05, frost/ice ring 18:08, raptor chill 19:31, rcs tests 20:07, detank 20:56, road open 21:04)
  • 2021-03-10 14:44, SN11 test (road closed 13:52, pad clear 14:44, cancelled)
  • 2021-03-09 18:03, SN11 pressure test (road closed 17:34, pad clear 18:03, ambient test 19:23, sn11 venting 19:23, detank 20:15)
  • 2021-03-08, SN11 to the pad
  • 2021-03-04, tankzilla/bluto to the launch pad (for SN11 ?)
  • 2021-03-03 13:08, SN10 Flight and land (road closed 07:41, return to pad, pad clear 13:08, first scrub - too much for the computer, ground vent 16:23, recondenser 16:23, farm venting 16:24, sn10 venting 17:03, engine chill 17:04, launch 17:14, landed 17:21, exploded 17:31, cars to pad 18:28)
  • 2021-02-25 14:05, SN10 Static Fire #2 (road closed 12:57, pad clear 14:05, ground vent 14:24, recondeser 16:09, farm venting 16:24, sn10 venting 16:35, engine chill 16:45, siren 16:47, static fire 16:57, detank 16:59, road open 18:37)
  • 2021-02-23 15:13, SN10 Static Fire (road closed 13:01, pad clear 15:15, recondenser 16:10, ground vent 16:14, farm venting 16:14, sn10 venting 16:30, engine chill 16:44, siren 16:50, static fire 17:03, detank 18:10)
  • 2021-02-08 09:30, SN10 Cryo Test (road closed 08:13, pad clear 09:30, ground vent 11:56, sn10 venting 12:00, lower icy ring 12:08, depress 13:15, cars to pad 13:16), (pad clear 13:27, lower ice ring 13:48, mid ice ring 13:59, depress 14:37, detank 15:32, test complete 15:50)
  • 2021-02-07, SN11 got its nose
  • 2021-02-04 10:10, SN7.2 Pressure Testing until pop (road closed 0:47, pad clear 10:10, sn7.2 venting 10:52, sn7.2 pops 13:08, depressing 14:45, road open 17:09)
  • 2021-02-02 14:24, SN9 Launch (road closed 09:37, pad clear 11:40, ground vent 13:19, recondenser 13:17, farm venting 13:20, sn9 venting 13:28, raptor chill 14:16, liftoff 14:24, *landing* 14:30)
  • 2021-01-29, SN10 moved to test stand A
  • 2021-01-28/29, SN9 launchs cancelled
  • 2021-01-26, Bluto/tankzilla moved to the testing site
  • 2021-01-26, SN7.2 Cryo Testing
  • 2021-01-21 15:15, SN9 static fire (pad clear 15:15, ground vent 15:25, farm venting 16:11, recondenser 16:18, sn9 venting 16:27, engine chill 16:35, siren 16:35, static fire 16:44:44, road open 18:05)
  • 2021-01-20 12:30~, SN9 static fire? (start of pad clear 12:30, pad clear 12:52, ground vent 13:12, farm vent 14:24, recondenser 14:33, sn9 vent 14:41, range violation (car with kayaks) from the beach 15:20, engine chill 15:31, siren 15:33, detank 15:39)
    (groud vent 16:29, recondenser 16:46, farm vent 17:06, sn9 vent 17:10, engine chill 17:37, sire 17:38, 17:48 detank)
  • 2021-01-20 08:50~, SN7.2 moved to pad
  • 2021-01-13 10:56, SN9 static fire (road closed 10:00, pad clear 10:56, static fire 1 12:28, static fire 2 14:23, static fire 3 15:37, detank)
  • 2021-01-12 17:32, SN9 test scrubbed (pad clear 17:32, grass venting 18:13, farm venting 18:28, recondenser 18:34, sn9 venting 19:21, engine chill 19:53, siren 19:57, scrub 20:05, road open 22:08)
  • 2021-01-08 : SN9 test scrubbed, SN6 being dismantled
  • 2021-01-06 14:24 : SN9 static fire (sn9 pressed 13:45, pad clear 14:24, grass venting 14:24, recondenser 15:15, farm venting 15:17, sn9 venting 15:39, engine chill 15:57, siren 15:57, static fire 16:07, detank 16:22).
  • 2020-12-29 11:39 : SN9 cryo test (pad clear 11:39, sn9 pressed 12:13, sn9 venting 12:13, farm venting 13:43, frost 14:45, rcs 15:21, detank 16:01, road open 16:25)
  • 2020-12-28 10:43 : SN9 pressure test (pad clear 10:43, sn9 pressed 10:54, grass venting ~13:20, sn9 venting 17:10, road open 18:55)
  • 2020-12-23 : SN9 detached from crane, Third Raptor, SN49, installed
  • 2020-12-22 : SN10 move in High Bay (HB)
  • 2020-12-22 : SN9 move using SPMT and lift on launch pad using bluto/tankzilla crane
  • 2020-12-21 : Bluto/Tankzilla crane : moved to launch pad on SPMT
  • SN9 is next...
  • 2020-12-11 09:07:05: SN9 tip on the side in high bay (possibily a problem with the stand)
  • 2020-12-09 16:40: SN8 launch success (farm venting 15:55, recondenser 15:55, sn8 venting 16:14, raptor chill 16:33, launch 16:45, landing/RUD 16:52). Nasa's plane couldn't be there because of maintenance. Problem with pressure in header tank for landing. Crash on the landing pad.
  • 2020-12-09 11:49: SN8 launch (hold) (pad clear 11:49, sn8 pressed 12:27, farm venting 13:41, recondenser 13:53, sn8 venting 13:58, raptor chill 14:53, hold 15:02)
  • 2020-12-08 14:06: SN8 launch (scrub) (pad clear 14:06, flaps extension 14:41, farm venting 15:06, recondenser 15:39, sn8 venting 15:30, raptor chill 16:06, abort/scrub 16:39). Nasa plane around Boca Chica. Exclusion zone of 5km? no people in boca chica village or spacex buildings. Raptor auto abort at T-00:00:01
  • 2020-12-08 09:52: SN8 wdr (pad clear 09:52, farm venting 09:54, sn8 venting 10:25)
  • 2020-12-07 14:16: SN8 wdr (pad clear 14:16, farm venting 14:22, recondenser 14:40, sn8 vent 14:52, sn8 frost 15:38, raptor chill 15:42, header vent 15:53, detank 17:05, wdr done 18:09, road open 18:09)
  • 2020-12-02 18:25: SN8 wdr/cryo test (pad clear 18:25, farm venting 18:50, sn8 venting 19:10, header vent 19:23, raptor chill 19:25, detank 19:34, part.wdr 19:35, condenser 19:48, eng. rechill 20:24, detank 21:39)
  • 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.
  • 2020-09-03; SN6 hop
  • 2020-08-03; SN5 hop
  • 2020-06-23; SN7 rupture; NASASpaceflight
  • 2020-05-29 (ish); SN4 explode - ground equipement failure; Everyday Astronaut
  • 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

Note: timestamp are mostly from labpadre live feeds or other videos from nasaspaceflight, everyday astronaut or when I watch those videos.

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. disassembled in february 2021
  • SN6 : starship tanks, hop to 150m, with a mass simulator, square hole at 4th ring from the top. disassembled.
  • SN7 : test tank with new stainless steel alloy 301L, test until rupture.
  • SN7.1 : test tank with new stainless steel alloy 301L
  • SN7.2 : test tank with 3 mm stainless steel
  • SN8 (aka Snate) : starship rocket, with new alloy, crash because of underpressure for methane header tank (engine burned itself)
  • SN9 (aka Eileen Dover) : starship rocket, crash because of failure to reignite the second engine
  • SN10: starship rocket, explode after landing, not enough raptor trust on landing, crush the landing legs, then fire, then explosion
  • SN11 (aka Ellie): starship rocket
  • SN12 was disassembled before being completed
  • SN13 was just some parts (metane header tank)
  • SN14 was just some parts (skirt and one nose ring)
  • SN15 : starship rocket
  • SN16 : starship rocket
  • SN17 : starship rocket
  • SN18 : starship rocket
  • SN19 : starship rocket
  • BN1 : Booster Number 1
  • BN2 : Booster Number 2

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