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Starhopper 20m Hop

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Pad A SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
Starhopper - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The Starhopper test article performed an untethered hop to an altitude of 20m.

Starship Prototype

Family: Starship
Configuration: Prototype

Prototype of SpaceX's Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    50.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    45 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Starship Prototype
  • Family
    Starship
  • Variant
    Prototype
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Starship Prototype
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


Starhopper

Status: Retired


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: July 26, 2019
Last Flight: August 27, 2019
Flights: 2
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2

Landing Information

Starhopper successfully landed after its first untethered hop.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at SpaceX Starship Landing Pad.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 317 Failures: 11 Pending: 144

Agency Type: Commercial

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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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