Historique Boca Chica

  • 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