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SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (updates)

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Unobscured Vision    2,584

NASA, FAA and NOAA regs won't allow for this to/from Earth whenever applicable. Obviously off-world and during any landing or high-altitude conditions where these conditions are out of their control are exempt ...

 

Good to know that it'll be able to handle whatever nature can throw at it though. :ike:

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DocM    15,398
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Via NASASpaceFlight.com,

 

A BFT* has arrived at Boca Chica, the first of a propellant tank farm for BFR/BFS. This one's for LOX, about 220 tonnes of it. 

 

NO idea if they'll build it out completely or do it in phases; just a few for BFS hops and more later.

 

* Big F'ing Tank

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Unobscured Vision    2,584

:punk::jump: YAY!

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DocM    15,398
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More: a pic of tankzilla from Nomadd's tower cam. He lives in Boca Chica Village, wanted a ringside seat for launches.

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,584

Nomadd can afford the really good cams. He's gonna get some amazing images. :punk::yes:

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DocM    15,398

He mentioned getting a 4k for his tower.

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Unobscured Vision    2,584

I really envy him. Not with the weather which can change on a dime sometimes but where he's situated. He's gonna literally have the best seat in the house and won't have to fight the crowds to get it.

 

"Yep, BFR launch today. Naah, all I gotta do is turn on my tower cam and sit down on the couch." :punk:

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Beittil    519

Why you think he bought that house to begin with, haha. 

 

I just wish SpaceX would hook up the village with the high speed internet they promised. Then he can live stream his cam. 

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DocM    15,398
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Tankzilla is similar to those Blue Origin hauled into KSC LC-36 for New Glenn launches.

 

While only 2 LOX tanks should cover filling BFS once, many more will be needed for it plus the booster plus refill margins for both. 

 

Blue Origins tank collection

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Unobscured Vision    2,584

I'm sure SpaceX ordered a bunch more and are just waiting for them to get fabbed, built and shipped. Gonna need a bunch.

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DocM    15,398

 

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DocM    15,398

SpaceX rocket landing guru Lars Blackmore is talking about the Martian underground lake found at its South Pole.

 

 

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DocM    15,398

When: Saturday August 25, 2018 at 0930 PDT.

 

Who: Paul Wooster, SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer

 

Where: 21st International Mars Society Convention, Pasadena Convention Conter 

 

Subject: SpaceX's Mars plans

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anthdci    185
7 hours ago, DocM said:

When: Saturday August 25, 2018 at 0930 PDT.

 

Who: Paul Wooster, SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer

 

Where: 21st International Mars Society Convention, Pasadena Convention Conter 

 

Subject: SpaceX's Mars plans

live streamed?

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+John.    1,385
10 hours ago, DocM said:

When: Saturday August 25, 2018 at 0930 PDT.

 

Who: Paul Wooster, SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer

 

Where: 21st International Mars Society Convention, Pasadena Convention Conter 

 

Subject: SpaceX's Mars plans

If this is the BFS update Elon was on about, it's shockingly on time! 

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DocM    15,398

No idea. We'll see how high he lifts its  skirt.

 

That said, it looks like the Port of LA BFR factory site demo is moving along nicely. 

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DocM    15,398
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NASA JPL has been told there may be FH and BFR secondary payload slots to Mars available, just in case they want to hitch a ride.

 

Also, Eric Ralph is reporting insider info that the BFR Spring structure factory in San Pedro is producing engineering samples, including tanks.

 

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-bfr-mars-landing-site-2020/

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Prematurely tweeted & deleted, but captured first!

 

 

Zoomed and processed

 

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Beittil    519

That ship sure looks frigging brutal... Can't wait to see it start hopping next year. 

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