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Targeting November 2022 for first launch
Launch no earlier than October 2022 with Starship/Superheavy on-pad testing still yet to complete.
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).
|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.|
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.
Second Super Heavy prototype. Transformed into a test tank.
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.
SN1 was destroyed when undergoing pressurization.
SN10 is a Starship Prototype similar in design to SN9. SN10 was destroyed during an explosion on the pad after landing.
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.
SN3's cryo test failed, the result being the LOX (Liquid Oxygen) Tank collapsing due to underpressurisation.
On April 26, 2020, SN4 successfully completed a cryogenic pressure test. On May 29, 2020, SN4 exploded after engine testing.
Intentionally destroyed during a pressurization test.
SpaceX Test tank for 304L Stainless Steel. Top bulkhead intentionally burst during pressure testing.
SN8 was destroyed when attempting to land after its first flight due to low header tank pressure during landing burn.
SN9 is the first starship prototype to be fully made of 304L stainless steel. It was destroyed on landing after its first flight.
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.
SN2 successfully went through a pressure and cryo test, but was not used for a static fire or hop.
First prototype of the Starship vehicle. Starhopper was a short test article that flew once to a height of 150m before landing safely.
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.
SpaceX test tank for 3mm stainless steel sheets. Retired after two pressure tests.
BN1 was the first Super Heavy prototype built by SpaceX in Boca Chica, TX. It was used as a production and ground operations pathfinder.
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.
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 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.