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150m Hop

Starship SN6

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission


SN6 150m Hop

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

The Starship SN6 prototype sucessfully performed a 150m hop similar to the one successfully performed by its predecessor SN5.

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 SN6

Booster SN6 last launched 09/03/2020 and has seen 1 successful launches and landings. Starship SN6 first flew on Sept. 3rd in Boca Chica, Texas with a single Raptor engine. It flew to height of 150m before landing safely. SN6 was scrapped in January 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.

SN6

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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