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 4

Consecutive Success 4

Maiden Flight 2019-07-26

Launch Failures 1


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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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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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