Starship

Active Re-Usable Starship

SpaceX (SpX)

April 20, 2023

Description

Fully reusable two-stage super heavy-lift launch vehicle.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    120.0 m
  • Diameter
    9.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    5000 T
  • Thrust
    72000 kN
Family
  • Name
    Starship
  • Family
    Starship
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Starship
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    100000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

SpaceX

Commercial
CEO: Elon Musk
SpX 2002

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Starship | Integrated Flight Test 3

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
TBD March, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

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

Suborbital Booster 10 - Maiden Flight Gulf of Mexico
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Starship | Superbird-9

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
TBD June, 2027
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Superbird-9 is a high throughput communication satellite. It is designed to deliver broadcast and broadband missions in Ku band primarily over Japan and Eastern Asia, in response to mobility and broadband demands.

Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
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Starship | Starlab

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
TBD December, 2028
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Private space station developed by a joint venture between Voyager Space and Airbus.

Low Earth Orbit
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Starship | Integrated Flight Test 2

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
Nov. 18, 2023, 1:02 p.m.
Status: Launch was a Partial Failure
Mission:

Second test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster is expected to separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage will follow a suborbital trajectory and perform an unpowered splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii).

Suborbital Booster 9 - Maiden Flight Gulf of Mexico
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Starship | Integrated Flight Test

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA
April 20, 2023, 1:33 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

Maiden flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster was supposed to separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage would have followed a suborbital trajectory and performed an unpowered splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii). A launch failure was experienced before stage separation.

Suborbital Booster 7 - Maiden Flight Gulf of Mexico
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Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 21 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-39
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 24 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 5
Success
5 days, 8 hours ago
TJSW-11
101 - Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 15 hours ago
Starlink Group 7-15
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) , a state-own…


Electron
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
On Closer Inspection (ADRAS-J)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous wi…