SpaceX Starship Development

LabPadre 24/7 Livestream

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.

Additional Livestreams

Sapphire Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

Lab Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

Sentinel Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...

Predator Thermal Cam - Starship Live At SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Facility

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 Onsite Weather provided by INITWEATHER.COM ||BOCA CHICA NEWS: SN5 and SN6 out of the midbay. || SN 7.1 moved to the moveable stand. || SN8...


Static Fire
Dec. 2, 2020, 11 p.m.

Starship SN8 Static Fire

Boca Chica, Texas

SN8 will perform a static fire of its Raptor engines.

Upcoming Events

Name Date Description
Starship SN8 | 15 km Flight December 2, 2020 Suborbital

Road Closures

# Name Status Date Window
1 Secondary Date Cancelled December 1, 2020 02:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2 Secondary Date Scheduled December 2, 2020 02:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3 Primary Date Scheduled December 3, 2020 02:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4 Secondary Date Scheduled December 4, 2020 02:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Vehicles

Starship Prototype
SN5


Flight Proven Active
Active

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

Starship Prototype
SN6


Flight Proven Active
Active

Starship SN6 first flew on Aug. 23rd in Boca Chica, Texas with a single Raptor engine. It flew to height of 150m before landing safely. This vehicle has now been transported back to the main construction site.

Starship Prototype
SN8


Flight Proven Active
Active

SN8 is the first starship prototype to be fitted with the new design wings. It is expected to fly the 15km Hop.

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
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
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.


H-IIA
Launch Successful
2 days, 4 hours ago
JDRS-1
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

JDRS-1 is a Japanese Data Relay Satellite.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
6 days, 9 hours ago
Starlink 15
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 5
Launch Successful
1 week ago
Chang'e 5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic lunar sample return mission, which is set to bring back at least 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 2 days ago
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (Sentinel-6A; Jason-CS)
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich and Sentinel-6B make up the Sentinel-6 mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), which is a pa...


Electron
Launch Successful
1 week, 4 days ago
Return to Sender
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

"Return to Sender" will loft 30 satellites to a sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km altitude for a range of customers, including TriSept, Unseenlabs, S...


Vega
Launch Failure
2 weeks ago
SEOSAT-Ingenio & Taranis
Ariane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, French Guiana

SEOSAT-Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain - the flagship mission of the Spanish space strategic plan. Its mission is dev...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 1 day ago
SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

SpaceX's first operational flight of manned Dragon 2 vehicle.


Atlas V 531
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 3 days ago
NROL-101
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.


Long March 3
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Tiantong-1-02
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Designed by the CAST Institute (China Academy of Space Technology), a subsidiary of the Chinese aerospace group CASC and specialized in spacecraft ...


PSLV-DL
Launch Successful
3 weeks, 3 days ago
EOS-01 (RISAT-2BR2)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

EOS-1 (previously known as RISAT-2BR2) is an imaging mission of ISRO using an active SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager to provide continuity of...