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
Koun7erfit • July 14, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

Per @BocaChicaGal there could be a test of B3 today as SpaceX has notified residents of a road closure and window for testing. As of this moment - the road is open and SpaceX ground crew are at the pad.


Starship SN15 | 10 km Flight Update
Nosu • May 5, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

Successful launch and landing of Starship SN15.


Starship SN15 | 10 km Flight Update
Nosu • May 5, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

Starship SN15 launch attempt at approximately 22:20 UTC, per SpaceX stream.


Starship SN15 | 10 km Flight Update
Altrius • May 5, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

Road has been opened, Starship SN15 flight still possible towards the end of the window.


Starship SN15 | 10 km Flight Update
Koun7erfit • May 5, 2021, 5:38 p.m.

Everything is very subject to change - however Boca Chica village is evacuated, road closed and all is looking good for an attempt today.

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Low Earth Orbit
Nov. 30, 2021, midnight

Starship | Orbital Flight Test

Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA Booster 4 - 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 Secondary Date Scheduled September 28, 2021 10:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m.
2 Secondary Date Scheduled September 29, 2021 10:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m.

Vehicles

Starship Prototype
SN15


✓ Flight Proven Active
Active

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
Booster 4


✕ Flight Proven Active
Active

First operational Super Heavy booster.

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
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 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
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.

Starship Prototype
SN16


✕ Flight Proven Under Construction
Under Construction

Next Starship prototype built after SN15, to which it is similar in design.


Atlas V 401
Success
18 hours, 46 minutes ago
Landsat 9
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program's critical role in monitoring, understanding a…


Long March 3
In Flight
1 day, 4 hours ago
Beidou-4S (?)
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Probable test satellite for the future 4th generation navigation satellite for the Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Payload identity highl…


Kuaizhou
Success
1 day, 6 hours ago
Jilin-1-02D
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Long March 7
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Tianzhou-3
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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


Hapith I
Failure
1 week, 5 days ago
Test Flight
Pad 1 - Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, South Australia

The first Hapith I launch will be testing TiSPACE's hybrid rocket engine technology in preparation for the future Hapith V launch vehicle. Targeting …


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Inspiration4
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to orbit. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, is donating the thre…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
OneWeb 10
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 2-1
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 51 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Razbeg 1 (Kosmos 2551)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Russian Razbeg 1 is small military satellite optical reconnaissance satellite. It was built by NPP VNIIEM. It is likely the same satellite ide…


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
ChinaSat 9B
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat 9B) is a Chinese communications satellite, that will replace the Zhongxing-9A satellite in orbit. The latter was launched in 2…