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Mission


10 km Flight

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

The SN15 Starship prototype will perform a test flight similar to SN8 to SN11. It will launch up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft and do a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent to the landing pad.

Location


Launch Pad A

SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

Launch Pad A has witnessed the launch of 7 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA, has been the site for 11 rocket launches.

Launch Pad A

Rocket


SpaceX Starship Prototype

Prototype of SpaceX’s Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.

Starship Prototype

Landing


Core SN15

Booster SN15 last launched 05/05/2021 and has seen 1 successful launches and landings. Next Starship prototype built after SN11. It features hundreds of design improvements across structures, avionics, software and engine.
First Starship prototype to successfully land after a high altitude flight.

SpaceX Starship Landing Pad – LZ

This is the landing pad used for early Starship development flights.

Return to Launch Site – RTLS

A return to launch site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site, landing near where it initially launched from.

SN15

Agency


SpaceX

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.

SpaceX
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