Starship Prototype - SN9


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Status - 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 SN9 | 10 km Flight

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Feb. 2, 2021, 8:25 p.m.
Status: Launch was a Partial Failure
Mission: Suborbital

The SN9 Starship performed a first flight similar to the one of SN8. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, did a belly flop maneuver and a controlled descent to the landing pad where the landing flip maneuver was unsuccessful and resulted in the destruction of the prototype on impact.

Suborbital SN9 - Maiden Flight SpaceX Starship Landing Pad
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