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12.5 km Flight

Starship SN8


Launch Status
Partial Failure


12.5 km Flight

Type: Test Flight

The SN8 Starship prototype was destroyed when attempting to land after a first flight to an altitude of 12.5 km or 41,000 ft.


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


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 8 times with 5 successful and 3 failed launches.


SN8 was destroyed when attempting to land back near its launch site after its first 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.



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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