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Starship | SN9 | High-Altitude Flight Test

As early as Tuesday, February 2, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 9 (SN9) – the second high-altitude suborb...

Nerdle Cam 4K- Starship SN9 Maiden Flight Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

MONDAY 1/25/2021 Welcome to the LabPadre 24/7 Livestream! || Onsite weather provided by INITWeather.com || BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN9 LAUNCH MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. FTS ...

Launch Pad Cam - Starship SN9 Maiden Flight At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

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LIVE: Starship SN9 Flight Test

SpaceX is set to launch the Starship SN9 prototype to an altitude of approximately 10 kilometers. A launch attempt is possible between 9 am and 6 pm Central ...

10 km Flight

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Pad B SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
SN9 - SpaceX Starship Landing Pad

The SN9 Starship performed a first flight similar to the one of SN8. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, did a belly flop maneuver and a controlled descent to the landing pad where the landing flip maneuver was unsuccessful and resulted in the destruction of the prototype on impact.

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Updates

Nosu • Feb. 2, 2021, 7:01 a.m.

SpaceX has received clearance to launch from the FAA and Boca Chica Village residents have been asked to evacuate. Launch is GO for today's window, but the T-0 is not known precisely.


Nosu • Jan. 29, 2021, 2:51 p.m.

No flight today. Next attempt TBD


Nosu • Jan. 28, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

No flight today. Next attempt tomorrow.


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


SN9


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: February 2, 2021
Last Flight: February 2, 2021
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

SN9 was destroyed on landing.

Result: SN9 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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