Starship Starship
Orbital Flight Test
Mission

Maiden flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster will separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approximately 32 km off the shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The second stage will achieve orbit until performing a powered, targeted splashdown approximately 100 km off the northwest coast of Kauai (Hawaii).

Mission Type Test Flight
Orbit Low Earth Orbit
Starship
Starship

Fully reusable two-stage super heavy-lift launch vehicle.

Manufacturer SpaceX
Thrust 72000kN
Length 120m
Diameter 9m
LEO Capacity 100000kg
GTO Capacity 21000kg
Launch Cost Unknown
SpaceX
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.

Type Commercial
Administrator CEO: Elon Musk
Launch Vehicles Falcon | Starship
Spacecraft Dragon
Orbital Launch Mount A
Orbital Launch Mount A
Location SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Total Launches 0
Links Wikipedia | Map
Boosters

Reusability is a fundimentally important factor in creating a cheap and reliable launch vehicle. The first stage makes up the vast majority of the cost to manufacture a rocket, by reusing it as well as other parts such as the second staege and fairings, the cost per mission id improved drastically.

"Rapid and complete reusability of rockets is really the key to opening up space and becoming a space-faring civilization."
- Elon Musk

Booster 7

Type Core
Landing Attempt No
Landing Site GOM
Landing Success N/A
Landing Type Ocean
Flights 0
Turn-around Time N/A
Previous Mission N/A
Reused Unknown