Starship SN5 150m Hop


Destination: Sub-Orbital
Mission: Test Flight

Sub-Orbital SpaceX South Texas Launch Site SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
SN5 - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The Starship SN5 first flight was a 150m 'hop' from SpaceX's South Texas Launch Site in Boca Chica Village.

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Starship SN5

Family: Starship
Configuration: SN5

SN5 prototype of SpaceX's Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.

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  • Stages
  • Length
    30.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    2900 kN
  • Name
    Starship SN5
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Starship SN5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


Status: Active

Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: August 4, 2020
Last Flight: August 4, 2020
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1

Landing Information

The Starship prototype successfully landed next to its launchpad after its 150m hop.

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


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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 93 Failures: 6 Pending: 39

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.


SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

Pad: SpaceX South Texas Launch Site

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