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Starship | SN10 | High-Altitude Flight Test

As early as Wednesday, March 3, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 10 (SN10) – our third high-altitude suborb...

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Starship | SN10 | High-Altitude Flight Test

As early as Wednesday, March 3, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 10 (SN10) – our third high-altitude suborb...

LIVE: Starship SN10 Flight Test

SpaceX is set to launch the Starship SN10 prototype to an altitude of approximately 10 kilometers. A launch attempt is possible between 9 am and 6 pm Central...

Watch SpaceX launch Starship SN10, at the edge of the exclusion zone!

Starship SN10 will be attempting a medium altitude test flight (~10 km). It will lift off from Boca Chica, Texas under the power of three Raptor engines. At ...

10 km Flight

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Pad A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
SN10 - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The SN10 Starship performed a test flight similar to SN8 and SN9. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, did a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent to the landing pad. Despite successfully performing the landing flip maneuver with its three Raptor engines, its vertical velocity was too high on landing, damaging its structure and resulting in an explosive destruction a few minutes after touchdown.

Updates

Nosu • March 3, 2021, 11:23 p.m.

Successful flight overall, but SN10 landed too hard resulting in a RUD a few minutes after touchdown.


Nosu • March 3, 2021, 10:40 p.m.

Currently targeting 23:13 UTC


Nosu • March 3, 2021, 8:41 p.m.

Second attempt confirmed


Starship Prototype

Family: Starship
Configuration: Prototype

Prototype of SpaceX's Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    50.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    45 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Starship Prototype
  • Family
    Starship
  • Variant
    Prototype
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Starship Prototype
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


SN10


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: March 3, 2021
Last Flight: March 3, 2021
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

SN10 performed a hard landing on the pad damaging its structure and resulting in an explosive destruction a few minutes later.

Result: SN10 did not land successfully.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 117 Failures: 8 Pending: 38

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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