SpaceX Starship Development

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Starship Program Updates

Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Jay • July 11, 2022, 10:47 p.m.

Pushing to NET August pending vehicle readiness.


Starship Program Update
Jay • June 13, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration has released the final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for SpaceX's launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX have been granted a "Mitigated FONSI" which indicates the FAA found no major concerns however SpaceX are required to implement mitigations for concerns provided by the FAA. With the completion of the PEA, the next step for SpaceX is to work towards acquiring a launch licence for the first Orbital Flight Test and to complete all required vehicle and ground system testing required to perform a launch.


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Cosmic_Penguin • May 21, 2022, 9:14 a.m.

Probably can be safely pushed back by a month pending Boca Chica launch pad EA approval.


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Nosu • March 21, 2022, 7:22 p.m.

NET May 2022


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Nosu • Feb. 14, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

Release of the final FAA PEA for the Starship/Super Heavy Launch Vehicle Program at the Boca Chica launch site now planned for March 28, 2022.

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Low Earth Orbit
Aug. 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 August 8, 2022 03:00 p.m. - 03:00 a.m.
2 Alternative Date Possible August 9, 2022 03:00 p.m. - 03:00 a.m.
3 Alternative Date Possible August 10, 2022 03:00 p.m. - 03:00 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.


SSLV
Failure
1 day, 9 hours ago
SSLV Demo 1
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

First test flight of Indian SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle).


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 13 hours ago
Danuri (KPLO - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Lunar orbiter designed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to demonstrate technologies, survey lunar resources and produce a topographic…


Long March 2F
Success
3 days, 20 hours ago
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Note: Launch time is approximate. Probable reflight of the Chinese spaceplane capable of returning to Earth, which flew in orbit September 4 - 6, …


New Shepard
Success
3 days, 22 hours ago
NS-22
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

NS-22 is the sixth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.


Atlas V 421
Success
4 days, 2 hours ago
SBIRS GEO-6
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Sixth geosynchronous satellite of the Space Based Infrared System program (SBIRS), providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defen…


Electron
Success
4 days, 7 hours ago
NROL-199 (RASR-4)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Long March 4B
Success
4 days, 9 hours ago
Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Inventory Satellite (TECIS)
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Note: Launch vehicle and payload uncertain. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite (TECIS) is intended to evaluate forest biomass, …


Soyuz 2-1v
Success
6 days, 16 hours ago
Kosmos 25XX
Unknown Pad - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Per reports this may be a military inspector satellite, capable of monitoring other satellites in orbit. Its payload also allows for Earth observatio…


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Yaogan 35 Group 03
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese reconnaissance satellites.


Zhongke-1A
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Zhongke-1A
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China