Integrated Flight Test 2


Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Booster 9 - Gulf of Mexico

Second test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster is expected to separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage will follow a suborbital trajectory and perform an unpowered splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii).


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 18, 2023, 2:54 p.m.

Moving to NET October awaiting regulatory paperwork approval.

Jay • May 27, 2023, 1:15 a.m.

IFT-2 is NET August according to a tweet from Elon. This is a highly tentative timeline, and delays are possible, and highly likely. Pad upgrades should be complete by the end of June, with vehicle testing starting soon after.


Family: Starship

Fully reusable two-stage super heavy-lift launch vehicle.

See Starship Details
  • Stages
  • Length
    120.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    5000 T
  • Thrust
    72000 kN
  • Name
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    100000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info

Booster 9

Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

Booster 9 will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico following the second integrated test flight of Starship.

Core will be expended.

Ship 25

In-active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 100000 kg
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: S25

Ship 25 (S25) used for the second integrated flight test.

Starship Details


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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 271 Failures: 10 Pending: 134

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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