Starship SN10 | 10 km Flight

Starship SN10 | 10 km Flight

Launch Pad A
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

The SN10 Starship performed a test flight similar to SN8 and SN9. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, did a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent to the landing pad. Despite successfully performing the landing flip maneuver with its three Raptor engines, its vertical velocity was too high on landing, damaging its structure and resulting in an explosive destruction a few minutes after touchdown.

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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Starship Prototype


Height 50.00 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2900 kN

Diameter 9.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 45 Tonnes


Launch Success 6

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 2019-07-26

Launch Failures 3


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Core


Serial SN10

Status destroyed

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 1


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success No

Type RTLS

Location LZ


Updates

Nosu

2021-03-03T23:23:27+0000

Successful flight overall, but SN10 landed too hard resulting in a RUD a few minutes after touchdown.

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Nosu

2021-03-03T22:40:09+0000

Currently targeting 23:13 UTC

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Nosu

2021-03-03T20:41:47+0000

Second attempt confirmed

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Nosu

2021-03-03T20:33:48+0000

Second attempt possible in 2 hours.

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Nosu

2021-03-03T20:21:04+0000

Abort at ignition. Standing by for a possible second attempt today.

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Nosu

2021-03-03T19:49:46+0000

Currently targeting 20:14 UTC

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SwGustav

2021-03-03T14:12:40+0000

Current targeted T-0 is 15:54 UTC

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SwGustav

2021-03-02T19:48:15+0000

Potential flight attempt after the evacuation notices given out

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Nosu

2021-03-01T07:58:19+0000

SN10 NET than Wednesday. Setting TBD until the evacuation notice is given to residents.

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SwGustav

2021-02-28T21:53:35+0000

Evacuation announced, potential hop attempt

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Nosu

2021-02-26T07:12:01+0000

Road closure cancelled for today. Flight NET Monday March 1.

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Nosu

2021-02-25T23:00:35+0000

Second static fire complete. Flight NET tomorrow (February 26).

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Nosu

2021-02-24T14:13:48+0000

Road closure cancelled for today (Feb 24). Pushing the second static fire and the flight to February 25 and 26 respectively.

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Nosu

2021-02-24T07:19:57+0000

One engine of SN10 will be swapped out and a new static fire attempted on February 24. Flight NET February 25 pending a successful static fire.

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Nosu

2021-02-23T23:16:47+0000

After a first static fire, Starship SN10 is now expected to fly as early as February 25.

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Programs

SpaceX Starship

The SpaceX Starship is a fully reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by SpaceX since 2012, as a self-funded private spaceflight project. The second stage of the Starship — is designed as a long-duration cargo and passenger-carrying spacecraft. It is expected to be initially used without any booster stage at all, as part of an extensive development program to prove out launch-and-landing and iterate on a variety of design details, particularly with respect to the vehicle's atmospheric reentry.

Related Events

Starship SN10 Static Fire

2021-02-23T23:00:00+0000

SpaceX successfully performed a static fire of the Starship SN10 vehicle.

Starship SN10 Static Fire #2

2021-02-25T22:57:00+0000

SpaceX performed a second static fire of the Starship SN10 vehicle after swapping out one of its engines.

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