This SpaceX Status Report is updated throughout the day.
Boca Chica, Texas
- Cameron County, Texas issued road closure scheduled for the 150m hop test on August 29th with a backup date of August 30th.
- FAA issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for the Boca Chica area starting on August the 9th and running to September 2nd “To provide a safe environment for space ops pursuant to 14 CFR Section 91”.
- SN5 – Moved out of the mid-bay to make room for SN8 stacking.
- SN6 – On Test Stand A – The mass simulator has been installed.
- SN7.1 – Test tank undergoing stacking.
- SN8 – Stacking thrust section in the mid-bay.
- SN9 – Front dome sleaved with a ring stack that includes heat shield tile mounts.
- Low Bay – A stacked nosecone assembly
- Mid Bay – SN8 Stacking
- High Bay – Under construction – Installing the last level.
- Test Stand A – SN6 – Preparing for a 150m hop test.
- Test Stand B – Preparing for SN7.1 destructive pressure test. “Puck Shucker” hydraulic thrust simulator installed.
- Orbital Launch Mount – Under construction – Rebar installation for the third column underway.
- Old Gas Well – On-site methane (CH4) propellant production? Ground preparation work in process.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), Kennedy Space Center
- New Date – Sunday, August 30, 2020, 10:08 am EDT (14:08 UTC) – Starlink 11
Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
- New Date – Friday, August 28, 2020, 23:19 GMT (7:19 pm EDT) – SAOCOM 1B – SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 B1059.4. This launch is for CONAE, the Argentine space agency. This will be the first polar orbit launch from Cape Canaveral since 1960 when a cow was killed in Cuba by falling debris. Falcon 9 will be landing at Landing Zone 1.