15 km Flight

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital SpaceX South Texas Launch Site SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
SN8 - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The SN8 Starship prototype is expected to perform a first flight to an altitude of 15 km or 50,000 ft.

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
    30.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    45 T
  • Thrust
    2900 kN
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


SN8


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
Previous SN8 Flights

Landing Information

SN8 will likely attempt to land back near its launch site after its first flight.

Landing Attempt Confirmed

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 107 Failures: 6 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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