The SN11 Starship prototype performed a test flight similar to SN8, SN9 and SN10. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft and did a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent, but got destroyed during the landing maneuver.
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.
Boca Chica road closure and evacuation confirmed for a Starship SN11 launch attempt as early as 13:00 UTC.
Boca Chica evacuation confirmed. Starship SN11 10 km flight attempt later today.
Starship SN11 static fire followed by a 10 km flight attempt tomorrow (March 26), per Cameron County notice. Still pending an evacuation or overpressure notice to residents.
March 25 road closure cancelled. NET Friday March 26 pending road closures.
Road closure cancelled for March 24. Starship SN11 flight NET March 25.
Alert notices are out for a Starship SN11 Static Fire attempt tomorrow (March 22) between 12:00 and 20:00 UTC.
Starship SN11 flight NET Friday March 19, pending a successful static fire.
Alert notices are out for a Starship SN11 Static Fire attempt today (March 15) between 11:00 and 17:00 UTC.
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.