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 | 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.


Starship Program Update
Koun7erfit • Feb. 12, 2022, 5:08 a.m.

On February 11th, Elon Musk gave a much anticipated update to the Starship program - with the backdrop of a fully stacked Starship and Booster on the launch pad - Musk detailed SpaceX's plan to continue development of Starship from Boca Chica with operational launches likely to take place out of Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX is still targeting 2021 for the first orbital flight attempt out of Boca Chica, Texas pending FAA approval.


Starship | Orbital Flight Test Update
Jay • Dec. 28, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

NET March 2022


Starship Program Update
Jay • Dec. 28, 2021, 3:32 a.m.

Boca Chica residents have received an alert notice indicating SpaceX are planning to perform engine testing of Ship 20 on December 28.

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Low Earth Orbit
June 30, 2022, midnight

Starship | Orbital Flight Test

Orbital Launch Mount A SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

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).

Vehicles

Starship
Booster 4


✕ Flight Proven Active
Active

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.

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
SN16


✕ Flight Proven Retired
Retired

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

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.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 14 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-15
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 13 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-13
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Hyperbola-1
Failure
3 days, 4 hours ago
Jilin-1 Mofang-01A(R)
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

New generation experimental Earth imaging satellite for the Jilin-1 constellation. NOTE: Payload identity unconfirmed.


Long March 7
Success
6 days, 17 hours ago
Tianzhou-4
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 4-17
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Jilin-1 Wideband-01C & High Resolution 03D-27 to 33
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Electron
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
There and Back Again
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Commercial rideshare mission including payloads for Alba Orbital, Astrix Astronautics, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, E-Space, Spaceflight Inc, Swar…


Long March 11
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D-04 to 07 & 04A
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 4-16
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Angara 1.2
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Kosmos 2555 (MKA-R)
35/1 - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Russian military radar satellite.