Orbital Flight Test

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Booster 4 - Gulf of Mexico

Maiden flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster will separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage will achieve orbit until performing a powered, targeted splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii).

Updates

Jay • Dec. 28, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

NET March 2022


Nosu • Nov. 17, 2021, 5:01 p.m.

NET early 2022


Starship

Family: Starship
Configuration:

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

See Starship Details
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 4


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

Super Heavy BN4 will attempt to perform a soft landing 32 kilometers off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico after the first orbital Starship flight test.

Core will be expended.

Ship 20


In-active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 100000 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: SN20

First orbit-capable Starship second stage.

Starship Details

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 145 Failures: 9 Pending: 49

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 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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