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12.5 km Flight

Starship SN8

SpaceX

Launch Status
Partial Failure

Mission


12.5 km Flight

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

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 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 SN8

Booster SN8 last launched 12/09/2020 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. SN8 was destroyed when attempting to land after its first flight due to low header tank pressure during landing burn.

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.

SN8

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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