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10 km Flight

Starship SN15

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

10 km Flight

Type: Test Flight

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 Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

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

Launch Pad A, SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

Rocket

Starship Prototype

Length: 50 meters
Diameter: 9 meters
First Launch: July 26, 2019

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

The Starship Prototype rocket has been launched a total of 9 times with 6 successful and 3 failed launches.

Landing

Starship SN15 successfully landed back at the launch site after its 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.

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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
27 days ago

Let’s stick the landing this time.

Jim Pook
Jim Pook
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
24 days ago

Or… at least not launch in fog so we can see the Earth Shattering Kaboom.

Nimesh
Nimesh
Reply to  Jim Pook
21 days ago

#wenfog lol

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Nimesh
9 days ago

TBH, I liked the fireworks display πŸŽ†πŸ’₯

Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
8 days ago

Done and dusted , next.!….the moon and Mars.

Ryan Tran
Ryan Tran
15 days ago

don’t launch like the SN8, SN9, and SN11
Actually don’t like the SN10 too it exploded 8 minutes later after landing.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Ryan Tran
9 days ago

No human (or system) is perfect or 100% reliable all the time. That is how things are.

Ryan Tran
Ryan Tran
Reply to  Rocket Nerd
8 days ago

… ok then watch the SN8, SN9, SN11 it all failed to landing

Ryan Tran
Ryan Tran
Reply to  Rocket Nerd
8 days ago

somtimes thing go wrong too

Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
15 days ago

15 is a lucky number SpaceX , let’s do it for Mike Collins , the Apollo 11 command module pilot.

Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O'Neill
8 days ago

Great work SpaceX , you did it. This ones for you Mike Collins and the spirt of the Apollo Program.

Dylan Graves
Dylan Graves
11 days ago

Noooo it got delayed again πŸ™

Jim Pook
Jim Pook
9 days ago

Official Scrub today from BocaChicaGal

Dean Burk
Dean Burk
9 days ago

Why so many scrubs for SN15?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Dean Burk
9 days ago

That is the nature of test launches.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Dean Burk
9 days ago

Because it wanted to look nice and shiny for it’s real test launch πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸš€

Ryan Tran
Ryan Tran
Reply to  Rocket Nerd
8 days ago

no, they depend on weather for a good launch :/