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Starship | SN15 | High-Altitude Flight Test

As early as Wednesday, May 5, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 15 (SN15) – our fifth high-altitude flight t...

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SpaceX is performing a test flight of Starship SN15. The prototype will aim to be the first Starship vehicle to softly land during a high altitude flight tes...

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Pad A SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
SN15 - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The SN15 Starship prototype will perform a test flight similar to SN8 to SN11. It will launch up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft and do a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent to the landing pad.

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Updates

Nosu • May 5, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

Successful launch and landing of Starship SN15.


Nosu • May 5, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

Starship SN15 launch attempt at approximately 22:20 UTC, per SpaceX stream.


Altrius • May 5, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

Road has been opened, Starship SN15 flight still possible towards the end of the window.


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


SN15

Status: Retired


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: May 5, 2021
Last Flight: May 5, 2021
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1

Landing Information

Starship SN15 successfully landed back at the launch site after its high-altitude flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at SpaceX Starship Landing Pad.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 316 Failures: 11 Pending: 142

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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