SpaceX Starship

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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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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Predator Thermal Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

Sapphire Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

LabPadre 24/7 Livestream

LabPadre is a free 24/7 live stream of the SpaceX Starship construction and testing site in Boca Chica, Texas. Multi camera views placed in several locations capture every moment of the Starship's construction and testing. LabPadre is devoted to supporting and growing the amazing community surrounding SpaceX and their fascinating developments.

Lab Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

Sentinel Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

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Starship Hopper | 150m Hop

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Starship SN5 | 150m Hop

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Starship SN6 | 150m Hop

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Starship SN8 | 12.5 km Flight

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Starship SN9 | 10 km Flight

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Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-03-25T22:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed its first wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-03-28T23:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-04-01T21:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Static Fire

2019-04-03T00:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed its first static fire.

Starship Hopper Tethered Hop

2019-04-06T00:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a tethered hop.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-05-23T23:40:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-06-19T15:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-07-16T03:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Static Fire

2019-07-17T03:24:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a static fire.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-07-23T04:57:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

Starship Hopper Wet Dress Rehearsal

2019-08-09T22:00:00+0000

The Starhopper prototype has successfully performed a wet dress rehearsal.

SpaceX Starship Architecture Update 2019

2019-09-29T01:00:00+0000

Elon Musk will host an event where updated details of the Starship and Super Heavy will be shown. This next generation launch vehicle platform will be powered by SpaceX's next-gen methane powered Raptor engines. Both the Mk1 and the Mk2 — another prototype that SpaceX is developing at its Florida facilities — will feature at least three Raptors.

Starship Mk1 Ambient Pressure Test

2019-11-18T23:00:00+0000

The Mk1 prototype successfully performed its first ambient pressure test.

Starship Mk1 Cryoproof Test

2019-11-20T20:27:00+0000

The Mk1 prototype was destroyed due to a catastrophic failure which occurred during its first cryoproof test.

Starship Test Tank Pressure Test

2020-01-10T14:00:00+0000

A tank prototype has been pressurized to failure to test the dome to barrel weld.

Starship SN1 Cryoproof Test

2020-02-29T00:00:00+0000

The SN1 prototype was destroyed during its first cryoproof test.

Starship SN2 Cryoproof Test

2020-03-10T01:00:00+0000

The SN2 prototype successfully performed its first cryoproof test.

Starship SN3 Ambient Pressure Test

2020-04-03T02:00:00+0000

The SN3 prototype successfully performed its first ambient pressure test.

Starship SN3 Cryoproof Test

2020-04-04T02:00:00+0000

The SN3 prototype was destroyed during its first cryoproof test.

Starship SN4 Ambient Pressure Test

2020-04-26T15:21:00+0000

The SN4 prototype has successfully performed its ambient pressure test.

Starship SN4 Cryoproof Test

2020-04-27T04:00:00+0000

The SN4 successfully performed its first cryoproof test.

Starship SN4 Static Fire

2020-05-06T01:57:00+0000

The SN4 has successfully performed its first static fire.

Starship SN4 Static Fire

2020-05-07T07:00:00+0000

The SpaceX Starship SN4 Prototype has successfully performed its second static fire.

Starship SN4 Ambient Pressure Test

2020-05-09T07:30:00+0000

The SN4 prototype successfully performed an ambient pressure test.

Starship SN4 Cryoproof Test

2020-05-10T04:25:00+0000

The SN4 prototype successfully performed its second cryoproof test.

Starship SN4 Ambient Pressure Test

2020-05-17T17:58:00+0000

The SpaceX Starship SN4 Prototype has successfully performed its second ambient pressure test.

Starship SN4 Static Fire

2020-05-19T18:00:54+0000

The SpaceX Starship SN4 Prototype has successfully performed its third static fire.

Starship SN4 Static Fire

2020-05-28T18:00:00+0000

The SpaceX Starship SN4 Prototype has successfully performed its fourth static fire.

Starship SN4 Static Fire

2020-05-29T18:40:00+0000

The SN4 prototype and its mount have been destroyed due to an anomaly during its fifth static fire.

Starship SN7 Cryoproof Test

2020-06-15T19:00:00+0000

The SN7 prototype was tested to failure with liquid nitrogen. It reached a pressure of 7.6 bar.

Starship SN7 Cryoproof Test

2020-06-23T16:37:15+0000

The SN7 prototype was tested to failure again with a reinforced forward dome seam.

Starship SN5 Ambient Pressure Test

2020-07-20T19:00:00+0000

The SN5 prototype successfully performed an ambient pressure test.

Starship SN5 Wet Dress Rehearsal

2020-07-22T18:00:00+0000

The SN5 successfully performed its first wet dress rehearsal.

Starship SN5 Static Fire

2020-07-30T20:00:00+0000

SpaceX will attempt to perform a static fire of its Starship SN5 prototype in preparation of its upcoming 150m hop. The road closure lasts from 8am to 8pm CDT (1pm to 1am UTC).

Starship SN6 Ambient Pressure Test

2020-08-16T18:00:00+0000

The SN6 prototype successfully performed its first ambient pressure test.

Starship SN6 Cryoproof Test

2020-08-16T22:30:00+0000

The SN6 prototype successfully performed its first cryoproof test.

Starship SN6 Static Fire

2020-08-24T00:44:30+0000

The SN6 prototype has successfully performed its first static fire.

Starship SN7.1 Testing to Failure

2020-09-23T09:58:10+0000

SN7.1 performed testing to failure to validate the performance of 304L stainless steel. Awaiting status of success.

SN8 Cryoproof Testing

2020-10-05T11:00:00+0000

SN8 will undergo a series of tests to validate its build quality.

Starship SN8 Preburner Test

2020-10-19T11:01:43+0000

SN8 conducted a preburner test of the raptor engines in preparation for the future 15km flight.

Starship SN8 Preburner Test

2020-10-20T06:22:08+0000

SN8 successfully performed a second preburner test of its raptor engines.

Starship SN8 Static Fire

2020-10-20T08:14:21+0000

Starship SN8 sucessfully performed a static fire of its raptor engines.

SpaceX Starship Architecture Update 2020

2020-10-31T00:00:00+0000

Updated details on the SpaceX Starship vehicle will go live on the spacex website in late October.

Starship SN8 Static Fire

2020-11-11T00:08:00+0000

Starship SN8 performed a Raptor engine static fire before its 15 km Flight.

Starship SN8 Static Fire

2020-11-13T01:15:00+0000

SN8 performed a static fire of its Raptor engines. The test was followed by a unintentional loss of pneumatic control of the vehicle, as well as possible damage to a raptor engine.

Starship SN8 Static Fire

2020-11-24T23:23:00+0000

SN8 successfully performed a static fire of its Raptor engines.

Starship SN8 Testing

2020-12-03T03:00:00+0000

SN8 performed a Wet Dress Rehearsal to validate tank performance before the 15 km flight.

Starship SN8 Wet Dress Rehearsal

2020-12-08T00:00:00+0000

Starship SN8 will perform a WDR of the vehicle before the 12.5km flight.

Starship SN9 Pressure Test

2020-12-29T02:00:00+0000

SpaceX has conducted a pressure test on Starship SN9.

Starship SN9 Cryoproof + RCS Test

2020-12-29T23:00:00+0000

SpaceX conducted a Cryo test on SN9. The RCS thrusters were also tested.

Starship SN9 Header Tank Testing

2021-01-04T23:00:00+0000

SpaceX likely conducted pressure tests on Starship SN9's header tanks.

Starship SN9 Static Fire

2021-01-06T22:07:00+0000

SpaceX performed a static fire on Starship SN9's three raptor engines.

Starship SN9 2nd Static Fire

2021-01-13T18:30:00+0000

SpaceX conducted a second static fire test on Starship SN9's raptor engines.

Starship SN9 3rd Static Fire

2021-01-13T20:23:00+0000

SpaceX conducted a third static fire test on Starship SN9's raptor engines.

Starship SN9 4th Static Fire

2021-01-13T21:37:00+0000

SpaceX has conducted a fourth static fire test on Starship SN9's raptor engines.

Vehicles

Mk1


Starship Mk1 was partially destroyed during max pressure tank testing, when the forward LOX tank ruptured along a weld line of the craft's steel structure, propelling the bulkhead several meters upwards.


Serial Mk1

Status destroyed

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN1


SN1 was destroyed when undergoing pressurization.


Serial SN1

Status destroyed

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN2


SN2 successfully went through a pressure and cryo test, but was not used for a static fire or hop.


Serial SN2

Status retired

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN3


SN3's cryo test failed, the result being the LOX (Liquid Oxygen) Tank collapsing due to underpressurisation.


Serial SN3

Status destroyed

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN4


On April 26, 2020, SN4 successfully completed a cryogenic pressure test. On May 29, 2020, SN4 exploded after engine testing.


Serial SN4

Status destroyed

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN5


Fifth prototype of the Starship prototype vehicle. On the 4th of August, SN5 completed a 150m hop, its first successful launch and landing.


Serial SN5

Status retired

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 1


SN6


Starship SN6 first flew on Aug. 23rd in Boca Chica, Texas with a single Raptor engine. It flew to height of 150m before landing safely. This vehicle has now been transported back to the main construction site.


Serial SN6

Status retired

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 1


SN7


Intentionally destroyed during a pressurization test.


Serial SN7

Status destroyed

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN7.1


SpaceX Test tank for 304L Stainless Steel. Top bulkhead intentionally burst during pressure testing.


Serial SN7.1

Status destroyed

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


SN8


SN8 was destroyed when attempting to land after its first flight due to low header tank pressure during landing burn.


Serial SN8

Status destroyed

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 1


SN9


SN9 is the first starship prototype to be fully made of 304L stainless steel.


Serial SN9

Status active

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


Starhopper


First prototype of the Starship vehicle. Starhopper was a short test article that flew once to a height of 150m before landing safely.


Serial Starhopper

Status retired

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 2


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