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150m Hop

Starship SN5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Starship SN5 150m Hop

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

The Starship SN5 first flight was a 150m ‘hop’ from SpaceX’s South Texas Launch Site in Boca Chica Village.

Location


Suborbital Pad A

SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

Suborbital Pad A has witnessed the launch of 7 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA, has been the site for 13 rocket launches.

Suborbital Pad A

Rocket


SpaceX Starship Prototype

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

Starship Prototype

Landing


Core SN5

Booster SN5 last launched 08/04/2020 and has seen 1 successful launches and landings. Fifth prototype of the Starship prototype vehicle. On the 4th of August, SN5 completed a 150m hop, its first successful launch and landing. SN5 was scrapped in February 2021.

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.

SN5

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.

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