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.

Suborbital
June 5, 2024, noon

Starship | Integrated Flight Test 4

Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA Booster 11 - Gulf of Mexico

Fourth test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle.

Starship Program Updates

Starship | Integrated Flight Test 4 Update
hitura-nobad • May 24, 2024, 1:36 p.m.

NET 5th June


Starship | Integrated Flight Test 4 Update
Nosu • May 22, 2024, 1:57 p.m.

Refining launch window


Starship | Integrated Flight Test 4 Update
Nosu • May 22, 2024, 7:10 a.m.

Starship flight 4 NET June 1, pending launch license


Starship | Integrated Flight Test 4 Update
Cosmic_Penguin • May 11, 2024, 7:14 p.m.

NET June.


Starship | Integrated Flight Test 4 Update
Cosmic_Penguin • March 19, 2024, 1:57 p.m.

NET early May.

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Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 4 hours ago
EarthCARE
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 12 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-60
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Chollima-1
Failure
2 days, 13 hours ago
Malligyong-1-1
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Electron
Success
4 days, 19 hours ago
Ready, Aim, PREFIRE (PREFIRE 1)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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Falcon 9
Success
6 days ago
Starlink Group 6-63
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 6-62
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
NROL-146
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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Kuaizhou-11
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Wuhan-1 and others
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Beijing 3C
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial optical Earth observation constellation of 4 satellites for 21AT (Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd).


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
NS-25
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, Van Horn, TX, USA

Twenty-fifth flight of New Shepard carrying six passengers.


Road Closures

# Name Status Date Window
1 Backup Date Closure Revoked. Hwy 4 and Boca Chica Beach will be Open May 29, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2 Backup Date Closure Revoked. Hwy 4 and Boca Chica Beach will be Open May 30, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3 Primary Date Possible Closure June 1, 2024 05:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
4 Backup Date Possible Closure June 2, 2024 05:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
5 Backup Date Possible Closure June 3, 2024 05:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
6 Primary Date Possible Closure June 5, 2024 05:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
7 Backup Date Possible Closure June 6, 2024 05:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
8 Backup Date Possible Closure June 7, 2024 05:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Vehicles

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
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
SN7.2


✕ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

SpaceX test tank for 3mm stainless steel sheets. Retired after two pressure tests.

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 11


✕ Flight Proven Active
Active

Super Heavy booster to be used for the fourth Starship integrated flight test.

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.

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 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
BN2.1


✕ Flight Proven Converted
Converted

Second Super Heavy prototype. Transformed into a test tank.

Starship
Booster 10


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

Super Heavy booster used for the third Starship integrated flight test. It was lost to a hard water landing due to multiple Raptor engines failing to reignite.

Starship
Booster 7


✓ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

Booster 7 is the first Super Heavy booster with 33 Raptor 2 engines and was used for the first Starship integrated flight test with Ship 24. Lost in a launch failure.

Starship
Booster 9


✕ Flight Proven Destroyed
Destroyed

Super Heavy booster that was used for the second Starship integrated flight test and lost after separation.

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.