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12.5 km Flight

Starship SN8

SpaceX

Launch Status
Partial Failure

Mission

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.

Location

Launch Pad A

SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

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

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

Rocket

Starship Prototype – SpaceX

Family: Starship
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.

Core Landing

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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon | Starship
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 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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