10 km Flight

Starship SN9

SpaceX

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

10 km Flight

Type: Test Flight

The SN9 Starship prototype will attempt a first flight similar to the one performed by SN8. It consists of a powered ascent to an altitude of 10 km or 32,800 ft, followed by a belly flop maneuver, controlled descent, landing flip maneuver and landing.

Location

Launch Pad B

SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

5 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

Starship Prototype

Length: 50 meters
Diameter: 9 meters
First Launched: 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 5 times with 4 successful and 1 failed launches.

Landing

SN9 will attempt to land 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
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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Cathy Roling
Cathy Roling
6 hours ago

Awesome. Thanks for the update! Please keep us updated to changes. So excited to go and watch this exciting event!

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