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 A timeline of current events going on at the Boca Chica Site. With minor and major events as best that we can record and report to the community of Space watching people.  Feel free to help add the short Lines and date as accurately as possible.  If you need help or want something added please feel free to ask.

Date Timeline Event(s) Noteworthy additions
  • The first ring section (Mid LOX) for SN15 was moved into the Mid Bay. The status of SN12-SN14 is unclear.
  • New Year's Eve fireworks seen on Sentinel cam over the build site.
  • A Nosecone section was shuffled around the tents. Possibly for SN11.
  • Elon tweet: SpaceX will try to catch the Super Heavy Booster with launch tower arm.
  • Elon tweet: SN9 will press CH4 header tank with helium. Long term solution under debate.
  • SN9's Cryo test. Cold-gas RCS and engine pre-chill lines were also tested.
  • Bluto's jib was moved from Sanchez to the BFC shed.
  • SNx Thrust dome was sleeved with two rings of what appears to be 3mm 304L. Likely to become a test tank.
  • SN11's tank section was fully stacked in the Mid Bay
  • SN10's nosecone was moved into the High Bay.
  • SN9 Ambient pressure test.
  • A new design of thrust dome was spotted in one of the tents.
  • A top dome was sleeved with a single ring of what appears to be 3mm 304L.
  • SN11's aft section was moved into the Mid bay for stacking.
  • The second flamp was added to SN10's nosecone.
  • A Transport stand was moved into the Mid bay, for SN11.
  • A damaged 4-ring section was scrapped.
  • Baarney lifting large beam sections into the top of High Bay. No specific overhead crane parts spotted as yet.
  • Christmas Day
  • Raptor SN49 was installed on SN9 at the test stand.
  • Baarney is fullly assembled.
  • Bluto was unhooked from SN9.
  • SN9 was moved to the launch site and lifted onto Test Stand 2.
  • SN10's tank section was moved into the High Bay.
  • A new crane (Baarney) arrived.
  • Bluto was moved to the launch site and set up next to Test Stand 2.
  • A new flamp was fitted to SN9, possibly donated by SN10.
  • Bluto was unhooked from SN9
  • COPV delivery.
  • SN9's damaged forward flamp was removed.
  • SN10's nosecone was stacked at Ironhenge. Still missing one flamp.
  • A new reinforced blast-proof building is delivered to the launch site.
  • SN15's aft dome skirt was spotted.
  • A two-ring Booster bottom barrel was spotted.
  • Superheavy BN1's common dome ("fwd pipe dome") is sleeved.
  • SN17's aft dome sleeve is spotted.
  • The first flamp is fitted to SN10's nosecone.
  • A forward dome was sleeved. This is likely to be for SN15, but cannot be confirmed.
  • A nosecone section for SN14 is spotted.
  • SN9 is lifted out of the high bay to allow for a stand swap.
  • LOX header downcomer fitted to SNx forward dome section.
  • Bluto hooked onto SN9.
  • 09:07 SN9 tipped over inside the high bay.
  • Bluto crawls along Highway 4 to support SN9.
  • A new transport stand was retrieved for SN9.
  • Preparation for SN9 move to the pad.
  • SN10's nosecone barrel moved into Ironhenge.
  • Elon Musk and Steve Jurvetson visit the site after SN8's test, revealing that SN9 has two raptors already installed (SNs unknown, but likely 44 + 46).
  • SN8 12.5km launch attempt 2.
  • 15:03 Hold at T-2:06.
  • 16:45 Liftoff! SN8 completes a 12.5km hop, bellyflop and landing flip, but RUDs on landing.
  • SN8 12.5km launch attempt 1.
  • 16:30 Raptor abort at T-1.03s
  • Grover hooked up to Mk1's nosecone for disassembly, and the nosecone was removed overnight.
  • Mk1's second canard was removed.
  • SNx forward dome was placed on the sleeving stand.
  • A fling was delivered.
  • SN16's common dome section was flipped.
  • A new transport stand was delivered.
  • One of Mk1's canards was removed.
  • The megatransporter was moved to the BFC shed.
  • SN8 nosestack moved to the launchpad ahead of stacking.
  • SN10 forward dome stack, stacked, only missing thrust 5 stack.
  • SN8 performed a plumbing test.
  • SN8 Nosecone stacked on a 5 stack (completing the full NoseCone section).
  • SN8 performed 2nd preburner test.
  • SN8 performed a static fire!
  • SN? forward dome was sleeved with a 4 stack.
  • SN8 performed 1st preburner test.
  • SN8 performed what look like an ambient test.
  • SN? common dome was sleeved with a 2 stack.
  • SN10 common dome is stacked (SN10 is now a 7 stack).
  • SN? thrustdome spotted in the tent.
  • SN8 prepped for a preburner test, but didn't get there. Did a RCS test.
  • SN10 1st part moved into MidBay.
  • NoseCone with canard moved out of tent and moved close to LowBay.
  • 1 Raptor (3rd) moved to the launchpad (RSN??).
  • SN8 gets 3rd raptor installed.
  • Stacked NoseCone is being moved out of LowBay and moved close to SN5.
  • NoseCone inside tent gets canard installed.
  • 2 Raptors moved to the launchpad (RSN?? and RSN39).
  • SN8 gets 1st and 2nd raptor installed.
  • SN14 Downcomer spotted.
  • Thrustsim is removed from Test Stand 1.
  • Nosecone (2 of 3) being scrapped.
  • SN8 performed 3rd succesfull cryo test.
  • Nosecone (1 of 3) being scrapped.
  • SN8 performed 2nd cryo test.
  • SN11 thrustdome was flipped.
  • SN8 performed cryo test. Leak was noticed.
  • SN8 performed ambient test.
  • SNx thrustdome sleeved.
  • SN7.1 removed from the teststand to be scrapped.
  • SN9 tanksection completely stacked MidBay.
  • SN10 thrustskirt stacked.
  • SN9 thurstsection moved into MidBay.
  • SH1 forward dome sleeved with a 4 stack.
  • SN8 lifted on Test Stand 1.
  • SN12 leg skirt is spotted.
  • SH1 forward dome spotted.
  • SN5 and SN6 moved out of High Bay.
  • Orbital Launch Pad leg 1 receives concrete.
  • SN9 forward dome stack, stacked, only missing thrust 5 stack.
  • SN8 moved to the launchpad.
  • SN7.1 popped during its 2nd attempt.
  • SN8 did some flapping (waving its flaps).
  • SN7.1 tested twice, but no pop.
  • SN8 moved out of midbay and received 2 flaps.
  • SNx thrustdome sleeved.
  • SH1 3 stack spotted. (yes that is superheavy the booster)
  • SN11 skirt section spotted.
  • Thrust simulator moved from TS2 to TS1.
  • Nosecones moved into mushroom tent.
  • SN7.1 tested twice, but no pop.
  • SNx common dome sleeved.
  • SN10 common dome sleeved.
  • SN7.1 Moved to the moveable stand.
  • SN7.1 tested twice on Test Stand 2.
  • SN9 common dome stacked (now being a 7 stack).
  • SN7.1 Tested on Test Stand 2.
  • SN9 thruststack flipped.
  • SN10 common dome spotted.
  • SN10 thrust dome spotted.
  • SN9 first section moved in Midbay.
  • Orbital Launch Pad receives 6th rebar sleeve.
  • SN6 moved out of MidBay.
  • SN7.1 moved onto Test Stand 2.
  • SN11 1st stack has been spotted.
  • Orbital Launch Pad receives 6th rebar cage.
  • SN10 forward dome sleeved with a 4 stack.
  • Orbital Launch Pad receives 4th rebar sleeve.
  • SN6 moved to MidBay.
  • Orbital Launch Pad receives 5th rebar cage.
  • SN7.1 moved to Launchpad.
  • SN7.1 double top vent installed.
  • SN6 lifted, legs removed and put on the rolllift.
  • SN9 thrustdome sleeved.
  • 12.48.09pm SN6 starts its first hop and lands (she flew in 19mph winds, 27 mph gusts).
  • SN10 first pieces spotted.
  • Orbital Launch Pad 3rd casing installed.
  • HighBay final corner piece installed.
  • SN7.1 testtank stacked.
  • SN8 tanksection stacked in MidBay
  • SN6 mass sim installed.
  • Orbital launch stand got its 3th rebar cage
  • Thrustshucker installed on the 2nd launchstand.
  • Started working on the final level of HighBay.
  • SN9 forward dome sleeved.
  • SN5 rolled out of MidBay.
  • SN6 completed a Static fire in the 3rd attempt of the day.
  • SN9 common dome sleeved.
  • 2nd teststand flipped.
  • SN8 thruststack and skirtstack are stacked (SN8 2 stacks away from finished tanksection).
  • SN8 forwardstack has been stacked (SN8 1 stack away from finished tanksection).
  • First pillar going up on SH Launchpad.
  • Raptor SN29 moved to launchpad and installed on SN6.
  • Common dome flipped (unknown for what SN)
  • SN6 successfully underwent both Ambient and Cryo testing. Both within hours of each other.
  • SN5 moved into Midbay for repairs.
  • SN6 Hoisted unto the Launch Mount.
  • SN5 moved from the launchpad to the shipyard.
  • Shucker pucker installed on launchpad.
  • SN6 moved from MidBay to launchpad.
  • New pillings are being made on the launchpad.
  • Flare stack has been moved to the front of the 3 amigo's
  • Highbay receives another level (3th).
  • SN7.1 thrustdome is sleeved.
  • A new Manitowoc 14000 has arrived by the shipyard.
  • A new 5 stack has been placed near the nose family.
  • SN8 common dome has been stacked on the 4 stack, making a 7 stack.\
  • Work continued on the HighBay.
  • 18.57 Liftoff!!!!!. SN5 completes its first hop, and landed safely a small distance away.
  • New 2 stack outside, 4 stack and skirt still in Onion.
  • Work continued at launchpad.
  • Work continued on new building.
  • Work on GSE is progressing well.
  • 2 header tanks spotted of which atleast 1 is for SN4.
  • 2 new bulkheads in the works for SN4.
  • Go Discovery arrived at Brownsville harbor.
  • 5 stack appears to be inside Onion.
  • Continued work on new building.
  • Cam 1 and 2 are taking done in preparation of the move to the new location. The new location is planned to be ready on 27/28th of March.
  • A 2 stack was mated upon a single ring, making a new 3 stack in Onion, perhaps start of SN4.
  • 3 stack holding trustdome was stacked upon final 2 rings for finishing skirt, only 1 stack left for full tanksection of SN3.
  • Finished work on High Bay 1.
  • Started work on new building.
  • Started work on 3th level of final side of High Bay 1.
  • Bottom 2 stack for SN3 skirt spotted in Garlic.
  • 10 stack created with common and top bulkhead in High Bay 1 it appears to be SN3.
  • Continued work on 2nd level of final side of High Bay 1.
  • Crane ready for work on new building.
  • 01:30am A Double stack rings are on the move, seems to be going infront of the Onion Tent.
  • 10.00am 6 single rings visible outside.
  • Steel beams arrived for new construction on newly mad concrete pad.
  • Starting work on 2nd level of final side of High Bay 1.
  • 4 stack going out frontdoor of Onion.
  • 05.30am Thruststack is being moved inside Onion with flip jig attached.
  • 04.15am 2 stack inside Onion is destacked and placed outside as 2 seperate rings.
  • 7 stack created with common bulkhead in High Bay 1.
  • The thrust section is flipped right way up.
  • 10.38am NoseCone 2 is being moved behind Garlic Tent getting stacked upon the last tappered section.
  • 09.00am Starting work on final side of High Bay 1.
  • 05.23am 4 stack flying towards High Bay 1.
  • 05.00am new 2 stack is being born.
  • At least 1 of the 4 stacks is moved outside of Onion.
  • 2x 4 stack in Onion.
  • The SN3 trust bulkhead is ringed with a 3 stack
  • The SN2 tank was moved back from the Launch area to the Shipyard
  • New tank spotted near Hoppy at the Launch area
  • 6 rings produced
  • started on another (4th) big top on the right of Shroomtent
  • Current ring count (at least): 3-stack with topdome High Bay 1, 4-stack, 3-stack with commondome Onion Tent,
    3-stack and finished NoseCone1 (outside), 2-stack and 3/4th of NoseCone2 Garlic Tent, possible parts of NoseCone3 (outside).
  • Left side cladding finished for High Bay 1
  • 07.22am 3 stack skirt visible in Onion.
  • 03.00am Concrete arrived, finished around 08.00am.
  • 02.22am Concrete pump arrived.
  • Current ring count (at least): 3-stack with dome High Bay 1, 4-stack, 3-stack with dome and 2-stack Onion Tent,
    3-stack and finished NoseCone1 (outside), 3/4th of NoseCone2 Garlic Tent, possible parts of NoseCone3 (outside).
  • They is juggling stacks around a lot.
  • 03.54pm Nosecone 2 in Garlic being put upon a stand
  • Continued working on cladding for High Bay 1
  • Continued working on foundation around the "parking lot"
  • 3-stack with bulkhead spotted in Onion (common bulkhead?)
  • Current ring count (at least): 3-stack with dome High Bay 1, 4-stack, 3-stack and 2-stack Onion Tent,
    finished NoseCone1 (outside), 3/4th of NoseCone2 Garlic Tent, possible parts of NoseCone3 (outside).
  • Started working on foundation around the "parking lot"
  • 08:00am Work (cladding) on High Bay 1 continues.
  • 05:10am 2 stack arriving at Garlic Tent
  • 04:30am 2 stack lifted out of Onion Tent. 3 (or 4) and 4 stack still inside.
  • 01:10am Stand on trailer drove off, destination unknown.
  • 12:30am Stand (behind MK1) moved upon a trailer.
  • Current ring count (at least): 1 3-stack with dome High Bay 1, 1 4-stack Onion Tent,
    1 3-stack Onion Tent, finished NoseCone1 (outside), 3/4th of NoseCone2 Garlic Tent.
  • 10:05pm Nosecone 1 moved off its stand.
  • Work on new concrete pad next to Shroomtent.
  • 08:02am Work on High Bay 1 continues.
  • 07:40am Work on "parking lot" continues.
  • 07:32am Work being done on NoseCone1. NoseCone2 looks to be 3 or 4 high.
  • 04:23am 3-stack added on top of single ring, making a new 4-stack.
  • First ring of new stack in Onion Tent.
  • Current ring count (at least): 1 3-stack with dome, 1 3-stack, 1 2-stack, finished NoseCone1, upper half of NoseCone2.
  • At least 2 rings being moved from Ringtent towards Iron henge.
  • The 18th, 19th and 20th truss (of 20) installed on the Shroomtent, canvas is on. Only front and back left.
  • Lots of work done on the new "parking lot".
  • Cryotest seems success, at least nothing blew up.
  • A Nosecone is buing built outside the Onion Tent
  • Another Nosecone is spotted in the Garlic Tent
  • Work on High Bay 1 continues. They're using the building while its being cladded :)
  • ~08:00pm Road Closure in effect, and water testing has commenced Tweet by Mary
  • 11:15am Tank section is moved to the Launchpad for a pressure test
  • A 3 stack which yesterday was a 2 stack is rotating in the Onion Tent
  • Rings being taken out of Ring Tent (destination unknown)
  • Current ring count (at least): 1 3stack, 1 2stack, finished NC1, started on NC2
  • Current progress: SN2 exterior ready, several stacks ready for other SN
  • SN2 had been spotted with top dome on top. Inner works are in the works
  • Roll lift spotted at construction site (to move SN2 to the launchpad)
  • 07:24am Another new nosecone section moved from Ironhenge to left side of Garlic
  • About 4-6 rings being taken out of Ring Tent (destination unknown)
  • Cladding going up on High Bay 1 (final level on the far side)
  • The 10th and 11th truss (of 20) installed on the Shroomtent
  • More work on Shroomtent
  • The Thrust bulkhead stack was flipped
  • About 4-6 rings being taken out of Ring Tent (destination unknown)
  • Cladding going up on High Bay 1 (2 levels went up)
  • The 7th, 8th and 9th truss installed on the Shroomtent
  • More work on Shroomtent
  • Top 2 pieces of a new (SN3?) nosecone were spotted
  • Bottom of the skirt has been spotted
  • The common bulkhead was flipped
  • Cleanup work at the launch site after the RUD last night.
  • Container wall for the new Tent, is being painted white (was alot of different coloured containers before)
  • 09:59pm Cryotesting of the tanksektion on SN1 created a RUD, that settles the discussion on which SN the new nosecone was for.
  • 10:00am The new Tent on the double stack of containers are getting its first truss setup.
  • Plating of the new High Bay 1 / VAB, is starting up again.
  • Nomadd ring counting: 1 triple (probably with bulkhead), 3 doubles and 8 singles.
  • The now welded Nosecone section was lifted off its stand and to another stand left of the Onion Door, and then 30 minutes later moved back to the original stand.
  • 02:16pm Nosecone lifted and stacked upon the other Tapered Ring, sitting on the stand. Completing most of the Nosecone.
  • 07:52am Nosecone moving towards stand to be stacked upon lower tapered section
  • 05:25am Lower tapered section of nosecone lifted on to stand
  • 03.16am 2 stack coming out of Garlic Tent
  • 02.30am Nosecone is brought out of Garlic Tent
  • Stacking happening in Onion Tent
  • Welding on SN1
  • quiet day, probably because of high winds
  • more concrete pooring for the new higher sprung structure - Mushroom Tent
  • 05:25pm the double stack was cut in 2 and the top moved back to where the it sat before
  • 03:05pm The somewhat skewed Double Stack was moved from its place infront of nosey to the Ring Tent appearently
  • 01:38pm The Tank stack is no longer being supported by the Berry Crane, standing on its own.
  • 11:26am The Tank stack was lifted from the rollerlift and unto the test stand at the launch pad.
  • 07.05am It looks like a reflection is moving leftwards on the farleft (cam2)
  • 06.36am It looks like SN1 is moving leftwards (cam2)
  • 03.58am It looks like SN1 is moved of the stand it was on (cam2)
  • Another Diagram By Rafael Adamy
  • The Nosecone also have gotten lifting cords attached to it.
  • The Nosecone sitting in the Garlic Tent has gotten 1 or 2 of the tapered rings more installed.
  • 03:25am another attempt at installing the Downcomer in the 14-stack.
  • 11:28am The Downcomer was removed again.
  • 09:40am the Fuel line tube (Downcomer) between from the CH4 tank through the LOX tank down to the Raptors is being installed in the 14-stack.
  • Another Container wall is being erected to the right of the Garlic Tent, speculation about a third Sprung structure!
  • 05:10am Another ring moved from the middle of the Ring tent and to the Front of the Tent.
  • 04:45am The Berry crane is no longer holding the 14-stack!, and is being rotated to lift other things.
  • 11:43pm The outer most ring moved from the Ring tent, to the back of the Garlic and Onion Tents.
  • Diagram by Rafael Adamy updated to show the new 14-stack
  • 11:56 The 9-stack lifted and placed upon the 5-ring Thrust stack!!! SN1 is really taking shape!
  • 04:28am The thrust stack is lifted by Berry and place to the left of the Onion Tent.
  • 02:46am The 5-ring thrust stack is moved out of the Onion Tent next to the 9-stack. So Stacking is happening today.
  • The Heavy Duty Berry Crane is moved into position and has been left fully extended, speculation about a dawn Stacking of the 9 stack onto the thrust stack.
  • Diagram updated
  • 07:35pm Nose cone tip spotted on top of nose in garlic
  • 02:48am Square cut out of the 5-stack thrust section.
  • 11:40pm Stacking of rings inside the Onion Tent
  • A nose cone is being worked on in the Garlic Tent
  • 2 Rings visible in the Ring Tent.
  • 07:45am A ring was dropped (not secured correctly) and later moved behind the Garlic Tent
  • 07:23am A double stack was moved in front of nosey when the camera's was obscured by fog.
  • A new diagram has been made by Rafael Adamy Diagram
  • 10:30pm Another ring moved out of the Ring Tent and moved to the right.
  • 06:11pm Another ring moved off the IMCAR machine and into the middle of the Ring Tent
  • 06:09pm Crane holding the upper half of the 9 stack stopped lifting and the 9 stack is now standing on its own
  • 03:46am Yet another ring moved off the IMCAR machine and into the middle of the Ring Tent
  • 07:40pm Another ring moved from the Middle of the tent to the outermost part.
  • 07:02pm Another ring moved out of the Ring tent and placed infront of Nosey
  • The VAB Now seems to have a roof.
  • 09:46am The 5-stack was lifted and placed upon the 4-stack, creating a new 9-stack! :)
  • 11:37pm Another ring was brough in from the right and placed inside the Onion Tent
  • 06:54pm the 4-stack is lifted unto the M-stand beside the 5-stack.
  • Alot of action, the 4-stack is now in the door of Onion Tent. A flatbed is backing up to the stand...
  • 04:39pm the M-stand was moved behind Nosey.
  • 04:29pm a glimpse through the Onion Tent we can see a new 5-stack behind, this is most likely the bottom thrust stack.
  • A new higher M-stand was moved into the front of the Onion Tent.
  • 01:15pm The 4-stack was moved off to the left inside the Onion Tent.
  • Updated Diagram by @Rafael Adamy Here
  • 07:54pm The trust stack was flipped [1] and moved off to the left
  • The VAB has reached its height, as they're now laying roof parts on the top.
  • Multiple rings moved out of the Ring Tent 1 left out of the picture to the left, 1 behind nosey and the new 5-stack
  • 03:57am Another ring was moved off the IMCAR and into the middle of the Ring Tent.
  • 03:00am A ring was moved from the middle of the Ring Tent to the front of the Tent.
  • The VAB seems to have nearly completed the third new level above the plated levels. Still speculation about how high it needs to be.
  • 03:57pm The tripple stack inside the Onion Tent is stacked upon a single ring, creating a new 4-stack.
  • 12:26am Upper tank section double stack is stacked upon the tripple stack that sits outside Onion Tent creating the first 5 ring stack! [2]
  • 10:30pm the upper tank section double stack, moved out of the Onion Tent possible stacking event coming up.
  • 11:20am Yet another ring was moved off the IMCAR machine and into the middle of the Ring Tent
  • Another tank section was spotted by Mary [3] on the backside of the Onion & Garlic Tents
  • 07:22am a ring was moved from the Ring Tent to the right of tent.
  • Another Diagram with pictures added [4]
  • 10:17pm Bulkhead with a double stack moved into the Onion Tent
  • 06:15pm part of the new Nosecone is moved from the IronHenge and first infront of the new Garlic Tent and later into it.
  • 05:17pm Common bulkhead downcomer cone lifted and installed
  • 12:45am The tripple stack with the bulkhead was moved unto the new stand behind Nosey.
  • * Diagram of SpaceShip by @fael097 and @starshipvr Here
  • 10:56pm A new tripple stack was created inside the Onion Tent by lifting a double stack upon a single ring.
  • 03:34pm the tripple ring was finally flipped over and we could see a bulkhead inside it.
Watch them flip the first bulkhead for SN1
  • 11:50pm what appears to be a flipping segment is being placed on the tripple stack outside the Onion Tent
  • 05:40pm new double stack in being build in the Onion Tent
  • 01:32am the Gantry looking thing was craned inside the Onion Tent
  • 04:55am First triple stack moved behind Onion Tent
  • 01:53am Bulkhead dome being moved over on top of bulkhead jig at back left side of tent.
  • 07:47am The double stack was lifted up on to a ring, creating a new tripple stack
  • 06:38am Cutting up the ring that was placed outside the Onion Tent
  • 05:09am New double stack moved in front of the tripple stack.
  • 03:26am ring moved from left side of the doors Inside the tent to the door way
  • 02:59am Ring by doors removed to front of the tent
  • 02:28am Elon spotted outside of Onion Tent doors
  • The triple stacked rings were lifted and placed on a low M&M stand.
  • Lots of gravel removement outside the Onion Tent and Concrete trucks pouring.
  • 3 rings created so far today
  • 10:15pm Yet another ring created in the Ring tent
  • 08:11pm A ring was moved off the IMCAR
  • Argon tanker was seen coming to the shipyard.
  • Multiple rings created and moved infront of the Onion Tent 5-6 rings created in the last 24 hours.
  • Bulkhead pieces visible being moved around inside the Onion Tent
  • The 3 stacked rings, slowly rotates, speculations is an automated welding from the inside.
  • A header tank was also spotted inside the Onion Tent
  • The new IronHedge II is getting twice as big, another level can is started on 1 corner so far
  • More of the fabric ends of the Garlic Tent
  • First triple stack inside the Onion Tent moving 2 already stacked rings untop of a new ring.
  • 05:11pm A Raptor! was spotted at the site!
  • 10:39am A ring moved off into the Gate House A1
  • All trusses have gone up on the Garlic Tent. It still remains to pull the rest of the covers on and then the end parts with doors will be added too
  • Iron Henge II is progressing too, now have most of the covers added. Its not know how high this structure will be.
  • 07:41am Yet another ring lifted off the IMCAR machine in the Ring tent
  • 10:37pm Another ring moved out of the Ring tent and moved off to the left, maybe to the Gate House A1
  • Even more work on the new Garlic which is seems to be nearing the end of its creation.
  • 09:49:59pm Sir Egglon II burst on test stand under cryogenic pressure.
  • 09:49:50 Sir Egglon II cryo tested to the max and according to Elon reached 8.5 bar before bursting.
  • Alot of work on the new Garlic which is really taking shape after a standstill
  • 10:51am Another ring lifted off the IMCAR machine in the Ring tent
  • 10:07am Sir Egglon II is being moved to the Launch Pad for testing.
  • 10:33pm Sir Egglon 2 was moved inside the Onion Tent
  • 02:01pm The alignment belt was removed from Sig Egglon 2 (Bulkhead tank).
  • 08:17pm Nose tank tested to the max and ruptured.
  • 02:50pm outer most ring was moved out of the Ring tent and to the left.
  • 10:37am the top bulkhead was placed on the new Sir Egglon II tank.
  • Another IMCAR machine was delivered! Time to pump out rings twice as fast!
  • Alot more trusses put up on the Garlic tent, seems to be 12 now.
  • around 8:00pm testing started on the Nosecone and joined tank. Test seems success alot of venting on the top can be seen.[6]
  • Work started again on Garlic alot of trusses started to go up again, after a long standstill
  • 03:56pm Nosecone moved out of Onion Tent and transported to the launch site. The nosecone had the Round Tank inside of it.
  • 03:15pm Elon spotted on site!
  • 10:35am Bulkhead flipped and put on a stand in front of Onion Tent
  • A ring moved behind the Airgas Trailer.
  • More work on IronHenge 2
  • A new stand was put in of the Onion Tent. The stand was the one Sir Egglon was moved to the Launch Pad with.
  • A second bulkhead was moved into the Onion Tent. With a ring on it!
  • Another ring created on the IMCAR machine inside the Ring Tent. and the ring that was moved off to the left, was moved back to the tent
  • A ring moved off the IMCAR machine to the front of the Ring Tent. Only to be cut up.
  • A ring moved out of the Ring tent and to the left side of it
  • A header tank was also moved into the Onion Tent.
  • 02:01am A nosecone is moved into the Onion Tent.
  • 12:45am Elon sighted in the Onion Tent speculation that he would come back proved ;)
  • 09:49pm the cap of the Bulkhead in Onion Tent lifted into place.
  • A short visit as the Tesla's drive off again. Speculation is to drop of the kids and he will come back.
  • After the successful IFA, Elon comes onsite to watch the progress. 3 white and 1 black Model 3 rolled up and Elon plus his kids stepped out
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  • lots of work continuing on the bulkhead inside the Onion Tent.
  • Another ring was formed in the Ring tent
  • the Copycat Tent has a roof and several of the steel coils were moved into it.
  • The tall new building behind Onion Tent gets alot more structure.
  • lots of work on the bulkhead inside the Onion Tent.
  • The newly Double stacked rings were moved to a new place inside the Value Village
  • 07:43am Nosecone moved to the left of the Ring tent
  • Nosecone was moved to the Onion Tent
  • The Equipment from Go Discovery arrives in Boca, along with several coils of steel and some mystery deliveries.
  • 09:00pm The stacked rings infront of Ring Tent are moved off to the right.
  • Another Tall building going up behind Onion Tent, could be another IronHenge
  • Go Discovery Arrives in Texas with the equipment from Florida.
  • 02:40 stacking a previously built ring on the top of the outer most ring.
  • The Garlic Tent is starting to take shape, the first 2 trusses are being held up by the 2 cranes.
  • Spherical tank thing spottet in the IronHenge, now confirmed by Elon [7] to be a LOX header tank
  • Deconstruction of Sir Egglon/Bobber started
  • Alot of deliveries to the Onion Tent not sure what equipment was delivered.
  • New tent behind the Onion Tent gets more trusses up.
  • More work on the Gantry Crane in the Ring Tent.
  • New Nosecone for SN1 has been spotted in Mary's Video.
  • 10:35am Outer most Ring in the Ring tent was moved to the left of the Ring tent.
  • Another tent starting to go up beside the Stargate building.
  • 04:46pm Ring #16 moved of the IMCAR machine into the middle of the [[Buildings | Ring tent]
  • 03:59pm Ring #15 moved from the middle to the front of the [[Buildings | Ring tent]
  • lots of containers coming in.
  • 02:12pm Ring #14 moved out of Ring tent and to the right..
  • 1 Bulkhead and 2 Bulkhead Jigs have been moved into the Onion Tent which seems to be going live before all ends are fully finished.
  • Continuing to work on the Onion Tent's ends, does seemingly takes some time to put the end wall panels on and stretching it.
  • Alot of work on the Gantry crane inside the Ring Tent.
  • Pictures from Mary shows 2 bulkheads nearing completion (not mated to a ring)
  • Alot of machinery delivered from Ebbco Inc Metal working (was rumour of a water jet cutter)
  • 5:45:30 am Sir Egglon was burst at the top near the bulkhead seam. And was pressure tested with water vs gas.
  • More end wall panels on both ends of Onion Tent, looking like a big "door" will be placed.
  • Ring #15 was created currently sitte on the IMCAR
  • 11:50pm Ring #14 moved from IMCAR to the middle of the ring tent
  • 03:05pm Sir Egglon moved from the right side of the IronHenge to the Launch Pad
  • A lot of work done on Sir Egglon
  • More structure on the Onion Tent at the far side.


  • 10:52pm Black Rectangles are being welded unto Sir Egglon, seems to be used to multiple places to distribute the load when sitting on a stand.
  • 05:20 pm Sir Egglon standing on its own, as the crane no longer supports the upper half.
  • Road closure moved to the 9th indicating that in indeed will be used to move Sir Egglon to the launch pad.
  • 12:21pm Sir Egglon reassembled again.
  • 10:21am Sir Egglon disassembled again.
  • 05:27pm Ring #14 started to be created on the IMCAR machine
  • 04:57pm Ring #13 moved off IMCAR and to the middle of the tent.
  • 04:49pm Top Bulkhead lifted and placed upon the flipped bulkhead, making Sir Egglon with 2 bulkheads and 2 rings.
  • More vertical riggings installed on the backside and frontside of Onion Tent
  • 02:42am Concrete is being poured for the floor of the Onion Tent #2
  • 02:00am A bulkhead next to the flipped one was moved to a stand
  • 01:55am Ring #12 also moved to the left of the Ring tent
  • 01:00am Ring #11 moved to the left of the Ring tent
  • Cover being placed on New tent this morning
  • Seems to have at least 1 internal stiffening ring just in the middle of the ring attached to the bulkhead.
  • Also being used as scaffolding to walk around the rings.
  • Possible this will have 1 at each ring or so to help stiff and build the starship this is a Speculation.


  • Work done on the underside of the Onion Tent roof, looked to be some hookups for new riggings.
  • Also work done on New tent under the "roof".
  • Some work done on the Gantry Crane in the Ring tent.
  • Inner ring seated into second ring/bulkhead assembly between on top of bulkhead and ring section
Kinda slow day on camera so far.
  • 01:34pm The 8th Truss is being installed on the new tent.
  • 01:03pm The 7th Truss is being installed on the new tent.
  • 11:14am The 6th Truss is being installed on the new tent.
  • 10:00am The 5th Truss is being installed on the new tent.
  • Multiple Stands brought into the area near Iron henge
  • Bulkhead 2 Moved to the stand and a ring placed over it to be attached to it
  • Ribbing for the Onion Tent also going up on the far side.
  • Front ribbing of the Onion Tent Going up on the near side.
  • More IMCAR items brought in. Along with many drive over ramps for keeping cables safe from damage.
  • Bulkhead with 1 ring attached Moved onto rolling cart by Iron henge.
  • Mk1 Bulkhead and scrap partly hauled away
  • 11:38am A new ring is being made!, this is first one after the IMCAR was damaged. Ring #11
Happy New Year!

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