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Integrated Flight Test 2

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Starbase, 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).

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 27, 2024, 2:01 a.m.

Updated failure reason.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 19, 2023, 3:17 a.m.

Added launch time to the seconds.


Nosu • Nov. 18, 2023, 2:20 p.m.

Starship successfully performed stage separation, while the Booster and Ship were lost after separation and seconds before shutdown respectively.


Starship

Family: Starship
Configuration:

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

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    120.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    5000 T
  • Thrust
    72000 kN
Family
  • Name
    Starship
  • Family
    Starship
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Starship
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
First Flight: November 18, 2023
Last Flight: November 18, 2023
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

Booster 9 was expected to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico following the second integrated test flight of Starship, but was lost after stage separation.

Result: Booster 9 did not land successfully.

Ship 25


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 100000 kg
Destination: Pacific Ocean
Serial Number: S25

Ship 25 (S25) used for the second integrated flight test. Lost before engine cutoff.

Starship Details

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 318 Failures: 11 Pending: 143

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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