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Starship Flight Test

SpaceX is targeting as soon as Monday, April 17 for the first flight test of a fully integrated Starship and Super Heavy rocket from Starbase in Texas. The 1...

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

SpaceX

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Integrated Flight Test

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
Booster 7 - Gulf of Mexico

Maiden flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster was supposed to separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage would have followed a suborbital trajectory and performed an unpowered splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii). A launch failure was experienced before stage separation.

Telemetry

Launch trajectory and telemetry simulations provided by Flight Club - a rocket launch simulator and orbital trajectory visualiser for all things space!

Updates

Nosu • April 20, 2023, 1:43 p.m.

Launch failure


Nosu • April 20, 2023, 1:33 p.m.

Liftoff


Nosu • April 20, 2023, 1:32 p.m.

Resuming countdown


Starship

Family:
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
  • 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 7


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: April 20, 2023
Last Flight: April 20, 2023
Flights: 1

Landing Information

Booster 7 was expected to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico following the maiden flight of Starship, but was lost in a launch failure during ascent.

Core will be expended.

Ship 24


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 100000 kg
Destination: Pacific Ocean
Serial Number: S24

Ship 24 (S24) used for the first integrated flight test. Lost in a launch failure.

Starship Details

SpaceX

SpaceX

(SpX)

CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 357 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

Agency Type:

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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