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...


Cryoproof Test
Oct. 1, 2020, 11 a.m.

SN8 Cryoproof Testing

Boca Chica, Texas

SN8 will undergo a series of tests to validate its build quality.

Upcoming Events

Name Date Description
SpaceX Starship Architecture Update 2020 October 31, 2020 Press Event

Road Closures

# Name Status Date Window
1 SN8 Rollout Scheduled September 26, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
2 SN8 Testing Primary Cancelled September 28, 2020 02:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
3 SN8 Testing Backup Cancelled September 29, 2020 02:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
4 SN8 Testing Backup Scheduled September 30, 2020 02:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5 SN8 Testing Scheduled October 1, 2020 02:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
6 SN8 Testing Scheduled October 2, 2020 02:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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 20km 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.


Long March 4
Success
5 days, 5 hours ago
Haiyang 2C
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Haiyang (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China.


Long March 11
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Gaofen-03-1
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Kuaizhou
Failure
2 weeks ago
Jilin-1-02C
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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


Astra Rocket 3.0
Failure
2 weeks ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle. Rocket carries no payload for this flight.


Long March 4
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Gaofen-11-02
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Long March 2F
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The payload is an experimental reusable spacecraft. It is rumored to be a prototype of a reusable spaceplane (similar to Boeing X-37B vehicle). Th...


Starship Prototype
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
150m Hop
SpaceX South Texas Launch Site - SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

The Starship SN6 prototype will attempt to perform a 150m hop similar to the one successfully performed by its predecessor SN5.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Starlink 11
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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


Vega
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
SSMS POC
Ariane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, French Guiana

The Vega POC (Proof Of Concept) flight will be the first mission of the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), a modular carbon fiber dispenser, ...


Electron
Success
3 weeks, 5 days ago
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

This return to flight mission is dedicated for Capella Space, an information services company providing Earth observation data on demand. Capella’...