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Starship | SN8 | High-Altitude Flight Test

On Wednesday, December 9, Starship serial number 8 (SN8) lifted off from our Cameron County launch pad and successfully ascended, transitioned propellant, an...

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12.5 km Flight

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Suborbital Pad A SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
SN8 - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The SN8 Starship prototype was destroyed when attempting to land after a first flight to an altitude of 12.5 km or 41,000 ft.

Updates

Nosu • Dec. 9, 2020, 10:55 p.m.


Nosu • Dec. 9, 2020, 9:26 p.m.

new T-0 22:40 UTC


scottm3 • Dec. 9, 2020, 9:25 p.m.

NET 22:40 utc


Starship Prototype

Family:
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
  • Variant
    Prototype
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Starship Prototype
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


SN8


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: December 9, 2020
Last Flight: December 9, 2020
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

SN8 was destroyed when attempting to land back near its launch site after its first flight.

Result: SN8 did not land successfully.

SpaceX

SpaceX

(SpX)

CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 357 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

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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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