SpaceX Starship Development

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LabPadre is a free 24/7 live stream of the SpaceX Starship construction and testing site in Boca Chica, Texas. Multi camera views placed in several locations capture every moment of the Starship's construction and testing. LabPadre is devoted to supporting and growing the amazing community surrounding SpaceX and their fascinating developments.

Starship Program Updates

Starship Program Update
Nosu • Nov. 14, 2022, 6:32 p.m.

Super Heavy Booster 7 static fire imminent


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 31, 2022, 4:55 p.m.

NET December 2022


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 21, 2022, 1:02 p.m.

Targeting November 2022 for first launch


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 15, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

Launch no earlier than October 2022 with Starship/Superheavy on-pad testing still yet to complete.


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Jay • Aug. 10, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

Moving to NET September, pending vehicle readiness and FAA launch licence

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Low Earth Orbit
Dec. 31, 2022, midnight

Starship | Orbital Flight Test

Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA Booster 7 - Gulf of Mexico

Maiden flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster will separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage will achieve orbit until performing a powered, targeted splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii).

Road Closures

# Name Status Date Window
1 Primary Date Possible November 28, 2022 02:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.
2 Alternative Date Possible November 29, 2022 02:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.
3 Alternative Date Possible November 30, 2022 02:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.

Vehicles

Starship
Booster 7


✕ Flight Proven Active
Active

Booster 7 is the first Super Heavy booster with 33 Raptor 2 engines and is expected to perform the first Orbital Flight Test of SpaceX's Starship rocket with Ship 24.

Super Heavy Prototype
BN2.1


✕ Flight Proven Converted
Converted

Second Super Heavy prototype. Transformed into a test tank.

Starship Prototype
Mk1


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

Starship Mk1 was partially destroyed during max pressure tank testing, when the forward LOX tank ruptured along a weld line of the craft's steel structure, propelling the bulkhead several meters upwards.

Starship Prototype
SN1


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SN1 was destroyed when undergoing pressurization.

Starship Prototype
SN10


✓ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SN10 is a Starship Prototype similar in design to SN9. SN10 was destroyed during an explosion on the pad after landing.

Starship Prototype
SN11


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SN11 is a Starship Prototype similar in design to SN10 and SN9. It got destroyed during its first flight to an altitude of 10 km.

Starship Prototype
SN3


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SN3's cryo test failed, the result being the LOX (Liquid Oxygen) Tank collapsing due to underpressurisation.

Starship Prototype
SN4


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

On April 26, 2020, SN4 successfully completed a cryogenic pressure test. On May 29, 2020, SN4 exploded after engine testing.

Starship Prototype
SN7


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

Intentionally destroyed during a pressurization test.

Starship Prototype
SN7.1


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SpaceX Test tank for 304L Stainless Steel. Top bulkhead intentionally burst during pressure testing.

Starship Prototype
SN8


✓ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SN8 was destroyed when attempting to land after its first flight due to low header tank pressure during landing burn.

Starship Prototype
SN9


✓ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

SN9 is the first starship prototype to be fully made of 304L stainless steel. It was destroyed on landing after its first flight.

Starship Prototype
SN15


✓ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

Next Starship prototype built after SN11. It features hundreds of design improvements across structures, avionics, software and engine. First Starship prototype to successfully land after a high altitude flight.

Starship Prototype
SN2


✕ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

SN2 successfully went through a pressure and cryo test, but was not used for a static fire or hop.

Starship Prototype
Starhopper


✓ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

First prototype of the Starship vehicle. Starhopper was a short test article that flew once to a height of 150m before landing safely.

Starship
Booster 4


✕ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

First Super Heavy booster to complete a cryogenic proof test at the Orbital Launch Pad, as well as the first full stack cryogenic proof test for a Starship vehicle. Booster 4 is now on display at SpaceX's Rocket Garden in Boca Chica.

Starship Prototype
SN7.2


✕ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

SpaceX test tank for 3mm stainless steel sheets. Retired after two pressure tests.

Super Heavy Prototype
BN1


✕ Flight Proven Scrapped
Scrapped

BN1 was the first Super Heavy prototype built by SpaceX in Boca Chica, TX. It was used as a production and ground operations pathfinder.

Starship Prototype
SN16


✕ Flight Proven Scrapped
Scrapped

Last suborbital Starship prototype built after SN15, to which it is similar in design. SN16 was later scrapped as SpaceX gathered all data necessary through SN9-15 and shifted focus to the Orbital Flight Test.

Starship Prototype
SN5


✓ Flight Proven Scrapped
Scrapped

Fifth prototype of the Starship prototype vehicle. On the 4th of August, SN5 completed a 150m hop, its first successful launch and landing. SN5 was scrapped in February 2021.

Starship Prototype
SN6


✓ Flight Proven Scrapped
Scrapped

Starship SN6 first flew on Sept. 3rd in Boca Chica, Texas with a single Raptor engine. It flew to height of 150m before landing safely. SN6 was scrapped in January 2021.

Super Heavy Prototype
Booster 3


✕ Flight Proven Scrapped
Scrapped

Super Heavy prototype used for ground testing. First Super Heavy to static fire.


PSLV-XL
Success
2 hours, 13 minutes ago
EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO's Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temper…


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 5 hours ago
Eutelsat 10B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric geostationary communications satellite equipped with two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads able to provide a throughput…


Space Launch System (SLS)
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Artemis I
Launch Complex 39B - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis I (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is pl…


Ceres-1
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-08, 51 to 54
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

5 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Yaogan 34-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Officially described as an optical remote-sensing satellite built by SAST.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Galaxy 31 & 32
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Galaxy 31, 32 are two geostationary communications satellites manufactured by Maxar and operated by Intelsat.


Long March 7
Success
2 weeks ago
Tianzhou-5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Fourth cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Long March 6A
Success
2 weeks ago
Yunhai 3
Launch Complex 9A - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite reported for atmospheric/ocean/environmental/spatial parameter research purposes, details TBD.


Atlas V 401
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2) & LOFTID
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-2 is one of five satellites that will comprise the JPSS constellation. These spacecraft g…


Antares 230+
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Cygnus CRS-2 NG-18 (S.S. Sally Ride)
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 18th flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 17th flight to the International Space Station under the Com…