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
Aug. 31, 2021, midnight

Starship | Orbital Flight Test

Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA BN4 - 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 Intermittent Scheduled. Boca Chica will remain open. August 2, 2021 08:00 p.m. - 12:00 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 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
BN2


✕ Flight Proven Under Construction
Under Construction

Previously called BN3, before the original BN2 became BN2.1 to serve as a test tank. Will be tested on test stand A.

Super Heavy Prototype
BN2.1


✕ Flight Proven Under Construction
Under Construction

Second Super Heavy prototype. Transformed into a test tank.

Starship
BN4


✕ Flight Proven Under Construction
Under Construction

First operational Super Heavy booster.

Starship Prototype
SN16


✕ Flight Proven Under Construction
Under Construction

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


MOMO v1
Success
22 hours, 59 minutes ago
Flight 6
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Despite the MOMO unit's number, this is the seventh flight of the sounding rocket. Company aims to reach space for the third time.


Ariane 5 ECA
Success
1 day, 9 hours ago
Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based o…


Electron
Success
3 days ago
STP-27RM (It’s a Little Chile Up Here)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A U.S. Air Force experimental spacecraft. It will demonstrate the use of a deployable sensor, where the sensor’s mass is a substantial fraction of th…


Long March 2D
Success
3 days, 2 hours ago
Tianhui-1-04
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

TH 1 (Tianhui-1 = "Sky drawing") is a Chinese stereo-topographic mapping satellite operated by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The satellites …


Proton-M
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
MLM Nauka
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Nauka (which means "Science" in Russian), also known as Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), is a new module of the russian segment of the ISS. It w…


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
NS-16
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

First crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.


Long March 2
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Yaogan-30-10
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

NOTE: Payload identity not confirmed. The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellit…


SpaceShipTwo
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
VSS Unity 22
Spaceport America - Air launch to Suborbital flight

Powered flight of VSS Unity on the first fully crewed flight. Including the founder Sir Richard Branson.


Long March 6
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Zhongzi Group 02 (Ningxia-1-02)
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

The Ningxin-1 satellites (also called Zhongzi) are a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite owned by Ningxia Jingui Information Techno…


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Tianlian 1-05
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tianlian 1, also known as Tian Lian 1, TL-1, and CTDRS-1 is a Chinese data tracking and relay communications satellite series. Based on the DFH-3 sat…