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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).

Launch Location

Orbital Launch Mount A

SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

9 rockets have launched from 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 BN4 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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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
2 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
1 month ago

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

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
27 days ago

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

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
24 days 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
24 days 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
23 days ago

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

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
21 days 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
21 days 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
18 days 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 .