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Glad they figured out how to not have the camera go out.

Might be thanks to using Starlink for the datalinks? Or have they not done that yet?
I think we're talking about two different things. There's the part where they lose the signal because the booster has gone below the horizon but then the cameras on the drone ship almost always go out as well as the engine exhaust starts to impinge on the drone ship, and then come back on after landing. The last few landings the signal has remained solid on the drone ships.

I thought the cameras on the drone barge usually dropped because of uplink problems that might be solved by Starlink. But it's not a topic I've researched; just vaguely remember hearing about.
 

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news update
they build SN07.2 test tank
it feature reduce steel alloy thickness from 4 mm to 3 mm
if it work this could increased payload by 15%

SN06 ended on Scrapyard
There indications that SN12 to 14 are not build and they jump to improved SN15
While new Nosecone undergoes unknown modification

Launchpad A get new layer of concrete
while on Launch complex foundations for new building are lay next the carcass

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP6ZKKgjAic
 

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Glad they figured out how to not have the camera go out.
Might be thanks to using Starlink for the datalinks? Or have they not done that yet?
I think we're talking about two different things. There's the part where they lose the signal because the booster has gone below the horizon but then the cameras on the drone ship almost always go out as well as the engine exhaust starts to impinge on the drone ship, and then come back on after landing. The last few landings the signal has remained solid on the drone ships.
I thought the cameras on the drone barge usually dropped because of uplink problems that might be solved by Starlink. But it's not a topic I've researched; just vaguely remember hearing about.
They added Starlink arrays to at least one of the drone ships late last year: View: https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1329924788253560835

Prior to those images SpaceX also filed FCC requests to put Starlink arrays onto all of their ships (so the barges, the fairing recovery ships, the ship used for recovering Dragon capsules, etc), so I imagine they all were fitted with arrays late last year.
 

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Starlink will pose an interesting problem for China and Russia (among others) as costs and receiver size come down.
 

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Presumably they are trying to test the restart for the final ascent that they didn't quite stick last time.
 

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Presumably they are trying to test the restart for the final ascent that they didn't quite stick last time.
Completely unrelated. It wasn't relighting that was the problem it was fuel delivery.
 

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Parking space is amazingly small for an aerospace company (but densely packed). We are far from something like NASA or ESA for sure.
I noticed also the RV trailers... ;)
 

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There is a Mars basin in the Gulf of Mexico that includea an area named Deimos that has been producing oil since 2007. Very likely that rig has worked that site.

https://www.offshore-mag.com/production/article/16798691/deimos-registers-first-production
 

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i wonder, is Mars basin in the Gulf of Mexico still exploited ?
would be nice if this area become future launch complex for SpaceX
and there are allot decommissioned oil rig in Gulf
 

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i wonder, is Mars basin in the Gulf of Mexico still exploited ?
would be nice if this area become future launch complex for SpaceX
and there are allot decommissioned oil rig in Gulf
Yes, Mars is still producing, it was a pretty big deal when I first joined my current employer. That said, it's deep water and way out there. most of your decommissioned stuff is closer to shore. Elon doesn't have to go that far out to move the exclusion zone off shore, to get a platform big enough to handle SS/SH he probably should adapt a deep water rig though...
 

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