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Orbital Flight Test

Starship

SpaceX

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

Orbital Flight Test

Type: Test Flight

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).

Location

Orbital Launch Mount A

SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

9 rockets have launched from SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA.

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

Rocket

Starship

Length: 120 meters
Diameter: 9 meters

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

The Starship rocket has been launched a total of 0 times with 0 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

Super Heavy BN3 will attempt to perform a soft landing 32 kilometers off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico after the first orbital Starship flight test.

Gulf of Mexico – GOM

Gulf of Mexico

Ocean – Ocean

Typically indicates a landing in which the booster is not recovered.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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John Reed
John Reed
1 month ago

Finally! Its on the schedule! Thanks for putting it on!

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
1 month ago

Sad that I won’t be able to see it live. Good luck to you, SpaceX, and have a safe and successful mission

Ryan Tran
Ryan Tran
1 month ago

I’ll wait…good luck!

Jeff Sloan
Jeff Sloan
30 days ago

Strange that the picture they’ve chosen is the old render of the original Starship design, but it’s exciting to see it finally within reach in just a couple short months!

Pierre
Pierre
4 days ago

What date is this?

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Pierre
4 days ago

The date has not been confirmed yet.