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Starship SN9
Test Vehicle
Starship SN9 was a test vehicle designed to attempt a high-altitude test flight similar to the one conducted by Starship SN8. SN9 tipped over while undergoing processing in the High Bay on Dec. 11 – colliding with a wall and sustaining damage. As a result, two flaps were replaced before the vehicle was rolled to the pad for flight. Starship SN9 experienced a hard landing during its test flight.
Destroyed

History

10km Test Flight
Starship SN9 attempted a flight test to approximately 10 kilometers. The vehicle had an anomaly when the engines were supposed to reignite for the landing burn – leading to a hard landing. However, many test objectives were still completed. For the flight, Starship used Raptors SN45, SN48, and SN49.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Tue Feb 02, 2021
Static Fire #6
Starship SN9 successfully performed a triple-engine static fire test.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Fri Jan 22, 2021
Static Fire #5
Starship SN9 attempted another static fire test, but the firing was aborted during the Raptor ignition sequence.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Static Fire #4
Starship SN9 conducted a static fire using its Raptor engines. This was the third and final static fire of the day – completing a record day of testing. SpaceX had not performed multiple static fires on the same day until this day of testing.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Wed Jan 13, 2021
Static Fire #3
Starship SN9 conducted a static fire using its Raptor engines. It was the first time that SpaceX conducted more than one static fire in a single day.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Wed Jan 13, 2021
Static Fire #2
Starship SN9 performed a triple-engine static fire to verify that it was ready for flight.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Wed Jan 13, 2021
Static Fire
Starship SN9 attempted a triple engine static fire test to ensure that it was ready for the flight test. The static fire was not full duration, necessitating a redo.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Wed Jan 06, 2021
Cryogenic Proof Test
Starship SN9 performed a cryogenic proof test of its main tanks to verify that the vehicle is ready for Raptor engine testing.
Suborbital Pad B, Starbase, Texas, USA
Tue Dec 29, 2020