Next Spaceflight

Status

Suborbital
Partial Failure

10-Kilometer Test Flight

Launch Time
Tue Feb 02, 2021 20:25 UTC

SN9 failed to reignite one of its engines for its landing burn and failed to land.

Rocket

Starship Prototype
SpaceX
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 6,000 kN
Stages: 1
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 50.0 m

Vehicles

SN9

Flight #1
Starbase Landing Zone A

Mission Details

10-Kilometer Test Flight

SpaceX conducted a suborbital test flight of the Starship SN9 prototype to an altitude of approximately 10 kilometers. SN9 attempted a propulsive landing on SpaceX's South Texas Landing Zone after launch but due to an anomaly with engine 2's oxidizer-rich preburner, only one engine was able to reignite and SN9 crashed into the landing pad.

Suborbital

Location

Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA

Stats

Starship Prototype

2nd mission