Starship SN8 | 12.5 km Flight

Starship SN8 | 12.5 km Flight

Launch Pad A
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

The SN8 Starship prototype was destroyed when attempting to land after a first flight to an altitude of 12.5 km or 41,000 ft.

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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 5

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 2019-07-26

Launch Failures 2


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Serial SN8

Status destroyed

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 1


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success No

Type RTLS

Location LZ


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Nosu

2020-12-09T22:55:33+0000

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Nosu

2020-12-09T21:26:44+0000

new T-0 22:40 UTC

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scottm3

2020-12-09T21:25:52+0000

NET 22:40 utc

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Nosu

2020-12-09T20:58:35+0000

updated T-0

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Nosu

2020-12-09T20:49:22+0000

Changed T-0 to 21:10 UTC, will be updated again once SpaceX stream is live

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Nosu

2020-12-09T20:19:52+0000

Set to GO, but T-0 kept to 21:30 UTC based on the NASA airborne surveillance plane flight plan.

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Nosu

2020-12-09T18:48:45+0000

Pushed T-0 to 21:30 UTC to match the new flight plan of NASA's airborne surveillance plane.

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Nosu

2020-12-09T17:23:35+0000

Pushed T-0 to 20:00 UTC to roughly match the flight plan of NASA's airborne surveillance plane.

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Nosu

2020-12-08T22:40:46+0000

Standing down for today. Moved to tomorrow's window.

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Nosu

2020-12-08T22:16:45+0000

adjusted T-0 to 22:30 UTC

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Nosu

2020-12-08T20:28:31+0000

Updated T-0 to fit the new flight plan of NASA's airborne surveillance plane.

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Nosu

2020-12-08T20:14:15+0000

Slight push of the T-0 to account for fuel loading duration

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Nosu

2020-12-08T17:12:23+0000

Pushed T-0 all the way to 2100 UTC to match the flight plan of a NASA airborne surveillance aircraft.

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Nosu

2020-12-07T20:11:43+0000

Set to GO with T-0 at the beginning of the TFR. Subject to change.

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scottm3

2020-12-03T23:50:25+0000

Pushed to Monday based off road closures and flight restrictions.

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Nosu

2020-12-02T16:10:08+0000

TFR published for december 4 to 6, 14:00 to 23:00 UTC.

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Nosu

2020-11-29T19:01:10+0000

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Nosu

2020-11-21T08:47:38+0000

Changed status

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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.

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