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 7 - 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

Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 31, 2022, 4:55 p.m.

NET December 2022


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 21, 2022, 1:02 p.m.

Targeting November 2022 for first launch


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 15, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

Launch no earlier than October 2022 with Starship/Superheavy on-pad testing still yet to complete.


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 7


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

Booster 7 will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico following the maiden flight of Starship.

Core will be expended.

Ship 24


In-active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 100000 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: S24

Ship 24 (S24) is expected to perform the first Orbital Flight Test.

Starship Details

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 197 Failures: 9 Pending: 83

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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