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Orbital Flight Test

Starship

SpaceX

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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

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 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.

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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
5 months ago

This is the game changer folks the one we have all been waiting for .
This is history in the making the one that will get us on the moon , mars and beyond .
Go SpaceX.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
5 months ago

I hope for a successful flight.Light this candle,Spacex

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

History in the making here Aaron.
We will all be watching, go Elon.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

Well,There will be two history making flights This year Ken and Judy.The Falcon Super Heavy and the SLS(Space Launch System)From NASA.May all go well with both missions.Sincerely,Aaron Gosnell

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

Very true Aaron , 2022 is the turning point in space exploration history just like Apollo 11 however this time we have private companies leading the way with NASA . Where was SpaceX 52 years ago, we could be on Mars by now with a statue of Neil, Buzz and… Read more »

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

Way to go Spacex.Way to go NASA.Wernher Von Braun would be Proud.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

Well let’s hope that the issues with the FAA get cleared up so we can launch.If not ,we can go to Canaveral Instead.Bur that will really delay things.😪

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

They’ll eventually go to Canaveral with Starship and Super heavy combo anyway.So why not Just go there Instead.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

They did not have this kind of trouble with the Apollo missions but times have changed. The launch will happen because there is quiet a lot riding on this for some major players .

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

Well true,Ken and Judy.The launch will go off sometime.And I look forward to seeing it go.Sincerely,Aaron Gosnell.

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago

why keep delaying

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Ryan
3 months ago

Hi Ryan,
FAA and Regulations “red tape” from the Feds can take time but this bird will fly and make history and we will all never forget .

Lora
Lora
2 months ago

Is there an exact date for this launch yet? I’m only seeing April 2022 with no date.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Lora
2 months ago

Launches are not usually confirmed more than 2 weeks out.

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 month ago

Move it to Florida. Already OKed

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Rick
1 month ago

Not wrong here Rick.
Seems the Authorities are making the choice for Elon to move to Florida with the Starship family.

ur mom
ur mom
1 month ago

way is the faa dlaying it

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  ur mom
1 month ago

“Environmental” issues around the immediate location .

Last edited 1 month ago by Judy
Luka
Luka
6 days ago

What is the exact planned launch date (as of today)?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Luka
6 days ago

The launch date has not been set. Keep checking back.