10 km Flight
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.
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
9 rockets have launched from SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA.
Starship Prototype – SpaceX
Length: 50 m
Diameter: 9 m
Launch Mass: 45 T
The Starship Prototype was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2019-07-26. Starship Prototype has 6 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. Prototype of SpaceX’s Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.
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.
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
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.