Starship | SN15 | High-Altitude Flight Test

As early as Wednesday, May 5, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 15 (SN15) - our fifth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype from Starbase in Texas. SN15 has vehicle improvements across structures, avionics and software, and the engines that will allow more speed and efficiency throughout production and flight: specifically, a new enhanced avionics suite, updated propellant architecture in the aft skirt, and a new Raptor engine design and configuration.

Similar to previous high-altitude flight tests of Starship, SN15 will be powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee - approximately 10 km in altitude. SN15 will perform a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent.

The Starship prototype will descend under active aerodynamic control, accomplished by independent movement of two forward and two aft flaps on the vehicle. All four flaps are actuated by an onboard flight computer to control Starship’s attitude during flight and enable precise landing at the intended location. SN15’s Raptor engines will then reignite as the vehicle attempts a landing flip maneuver immediately before touching down on the landing pad adjacent to the launch mount.

A controlled aerodynamic descent with body flaps and vertical landing capability, combined with in-space refilling, are critical to landing Starship at destinations across the solar system where prepared surfaces or runways do not exist, and returning to Earth. This capability will enable a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon, and travel to Mars and beyond.

Given the dynamic schedule of development testing, stay tuned to our social media channels for updates as we move toward SpaceX’s fifth high-altitude flight test of Starship!

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  • When is the 1 orbital flight test

  • Yet our government just gave Bezos how much for his crappy space program?

    • I scratch your back you scratch mine That's how the game works if you don't play it your loss

    • Wait... what? Please tell me you are joking. Blue Origin is already a joke

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  • Uma obra de arte.

  • I have a question about your Starlink setup. I was trying to find a contact link on the website, but could not. I was curious as if two addresses I use are within the same 'cell' area. If so, I'm good to hook and will get in on this. Thanks.

  • one day i will be living on marz

    • If you get a good job that makes alot of money tickets are supposed to be half a milion at start and then after years they can lower to 100000

  • Why does it reminds me of a squids head

  • When your rocket ship school science project finally lands in one piece.

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  • The fact that we went from the Falcon 1 to this is just astounding. Less than 2 decades and SpaceX has went from a tiny little startup to a giant in the aerospace industry, paving the way for reusable rockets, and restoring US capability to launch humans to the ISS. Looking back at the failed Falcon 1 launches in the mid 2000s, no one would’ve guessed that this would be where SpaceX would be in 15 years. Super excited to see orbital starship tests!

  • Back in 1990s i thought humans would of reached mars by year 2000 ! Just a bit out 😆

  • When do you do you think humans will reach mars ? 2030s ?

    • 2026

    • Id say about 365 x 5 days

    • give em 5 years

    • Maybe even this decade

  • I'm so glad I'm not missing anything,😁🤪🌹👽🌞🌺🌹🚀🌌👍

  • Is your math exam tomorrow ? ismem.info/for/v-deo/pIHFbJ2Azseaqpw.html

  • CLARIFICATION: I did not mean a trampoline... I meant a solid thick plate that gives way when in contact with descending rocket... so it allows a "soft" touchdown... Hope that clarifies it.

    • we in fact did not see your first comment

  • hello, why earth levitate in-universe?

  • Outstanding.

  • just had a BRAINFART..... How about using a "springy" flexible landing platform instead of SOLID GROUND, no need to "catch" the THING either . you could use the STUMPY legs without the added cost/weight of extra gear on the landing legs???? Any thoughts?

    • @TimePro Hope they work out a "Safe" solution. I'm speculating it's going to take much longer to produce a "Safe" system that will not risk the lives of the Astronauts/passengers the way they are going at it. Using the type of landing platform I proposed will reduce the risk, and simplify the system, be more practical, and speed up re-usability. The Starship "Shell" is just not sturdy enough to repeatedly land without constant worry of structural fatigue. Put it simply it's stupid, that's why they are resorting to splashing down SN20 and the booster.... That will not go away until they either reinforce the shell or make the Starship stumpier ( preferably wider, 20m diameter does not sound too crazy ( would be a good solution for spinning it around the center and creating artificial gravity when in Zero-G). Stumpier Starship has a few advantages...not as sexy though!

    • Orrrrrrr you can do it the way the SpaceX Engineers want to do it?

    • @Steve Vladimir starship will land on lots of places, not all of them being landing pads

    • @Pol Valls I'm sure Elon would be able to make it work.....it's nothing compared to to the rest of the system! he can offer me a job to design it if too busy...

    • @Steve Vladimir this could difficult a lot keeping the rocket standing and making thw workers go to starship

  • Mate if there humans there they would be saved

  • Parabéns!!!!!! Fico feliz que conseguiram pousar com sucesso!!!

  • What a beast! I still find it hard to believe that a rocket of this size is capable of vertically landing with so much cargo! It looks coming strait from fiction books!

  • 11:14 he’s gonna get fired for that 😂

  • Alright! We'll all be dead from forced vac seen before we get to mars!

  • Yes !!!!

  • They're going to send a retro 50s rocket to the moon and mars and make an entire city, with houses and resturaunts, police and government and all, from scratch, and call it Space Base. 😄 Musk and SpaceX done lost their damn minds 😄 i love it.

    • What rocket from the 1950s looked like this? This isn't even the finished design. The finished design will have a full back of TPS and the front will look much better. Search it up.

  • Thank u Elon musk I’m so happy it’s in my lifetime and can’t wait to here that starship has landed on Mars ✋💯🤞😉

  • All hail the emperor of mars 😂

  • Congratulations Sir Elon Musk 😊😊

  • I can’t believe it’s already been a month since this!

  • The next generation of SpaceX vehicle is growing and developing in the speed of light

  • Cosmos here we go!!!

  • 🌏🌏🍀🍀🇵🇱🇵🇱👍👍

  • After all the failure, they made it!!!!!!! Congrats to space x crews and Elon Musk you finally did it! They made a history!

  • Finally done👌👍👍

  • Someone must make John Searl meet Elon Musk. Those two are the key. These two have the technology and the means to make it happen. If Elon Musk introduces John Searls technology, we can make this happen. I’ve analyzed John Searls technology and I really do believe he is the key.

    • Not saying its a bad idea, but John Searl is 89 years old. Sure he developed fuel-free power generators (But solar panels and thermoelectric generators exist too) Also read something about anti-gravity, but it did not go into detail at all. Please link me up with something that further explains the anti-gravity part. Other wise, Pretty sure Elon does not need this (rather interesting) person.

    • @Sal G i mean most of the time someone claims something they are expected to have some kind of proof... since you can't share that i really can't beleave you

    • @divat 10 - why would I write it down? I take in information. I do my research. Have you even bothered to research John Searl or do you depend on others to analyze for you.?

    • can i see your "analisis"?

    • @Sal G starship works on methane, it's not a fossil fuel, and once it become operational, they will stop Falcon 9 production and industry.

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  • I’m honestly obsessed with becoming an astronaut because of your work. Hope the 2022 Starship launch from the Deimos launch pad goes well

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  • I want to be in the first batch of people leaving earth for Mars.

  • Starship is my favorite rocket and I have 3 draw of STARSIP

    • I have made lots of them

  • nice love the ship has landed ok..then with the ship still on fire... close the live feed..lol ( i bet they hope it dont go bigbadaboom like last time..

    • It's been a month, I'm sure you'd have heard about it by now.

    • Well if you listened, the fire was expected since they aren't allowed to vent out methane without being burnt. SN15 actually survived and has seen a retirement now and can be seen nearby the production site.

  • I really feel that I could need some help right now.

  • At 12:53 if you listen closely you can hear people cheering in the background.

  • Space junk

    • The rocket is FULLY reusable, NO space junk

    • Reusable rocket

    • @V this planet is dying because of our mistake, Deal with it 0ft fan.

    • @V focus on this Topic only. This does not goes to space

    • @AtheoGaming07 that’s exactly why we should try to learn from our mistakes and fix this planet. Not indulge musk’s phallic fantasies. The man is obsessed.

  • GG

  • Musk is going to colonize the galaxy

    • you must include the engineers theyre legends including musk too! no hate btw

  • Allah bir an önce Mars'a da ulaşmanızı nasip eder inşallah ❤

    • @Exploration ok then bro. Np 👊🏼

    • @Tolunay ÇƏTİN sorry mate there was a guy underneath you with a copy and pasted religious comment, I do apologies as I have now deleted my comment.

    • @Everyday Starshipnaut - SN10 ok. Only you understand everything 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • Didn't understand anything but got the word mars 👀

    • @Exploration What?? I didn't make any comments about religion. I only mentioned God in my comment. Also, let's say I talked about religion. What's that to you? Instead of using your little brain for Islamophobia, you should use it to understand the universe, generate creative ideas and use it to benefit humanity, even as much as an ant. Hate will get you nowhere. It will take you to a place of love and virtue. Little people mess with other people. Great people deal with ideas. You'll be dead after 50 or 60 years anyway. At least leave positive energy and magnetic field to the world, brother ♡

  • Perfect!!

  • I ami discover karte chaschi "water plates-ing Theory, "jar sajje ej anek kaj kara sambhob habe'amake bissash karun sir ...? please..

  • And with that we conclude our coverage of SN15 (just in case this one blows up too.) !

  • www.google.com/amp/s/www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-could-cause-geoengineering/amp

    • @V Alright, please tell me the numbers and the amount that methalox rockets produce in harmful gasses. "Everyday astronout" made a video about it also, you should go watch that.

    • @V Rockets are actually pretty safe for the environment. Solid rocket boosters are polluting, but liquid ones are pretty safe. And spaceX only uses liquid rockets. It's industries and automotives that we have to worry about. But Tesla is handling it also. Because even the least efficient electric car is more environment friendly than the most efficient gasoline car. (Already proven) And musk is doing good by reusing rockets, thus decreasing the resources they use. I don't see the problem.

    • @V spacex's starship team spend lots of time cleaning starship debris when it blows up, they have full responsibility of the place

    • @Tuuminshz you are correct. We are all human scum. Scourge of the universe.

    • @V you should not infect the rest of the universe

  • Elon president for Mars anyone?😎

  • WOOOW!!

  • This is nuts

  • The Space X panto continues

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  • Spaces ke sir, chummuk ar biporit dharmoke kaje lagiyeo mahakase pata jabe..

  • Sir, ami ..o2,co2, and Hydrogen ar sahajje gari chalate chai, amake jadi upni sahajjo karen..to ami chesta kare dekhiye dite pari.

  • Remind me What was the estimated time in years to go to mars 2032 ? Nah i think we will be on mars by 2026 or maybe even 2024

    • Unmanned in 2024 and crewed in 2026 but these timeframes could easily slip.

  • YES dude i am so happy rn

  • Starship 15 nice

  • Ciyeee gak meledak lg.... ditunggu SN16 dst

  • This should be effective for SpaceX ismem.info/for/v-deo/yXuXqIWNq9nMmXo.html

  • This brings a smile to my face every time

  • They gotta quit having these fires after landing.

    • That’s only happens twice and they are fixing it as we speak but for now it is not a big problem

  • stubby plane rocket go flippy advance human baby step space exploration future

  • Hello space x Mars 2022 corcoships mission update me...........

  • To be honest, what's the point? We are not allowed to explore Antarctica or the oceans and we are trying to go up! Just ridiculous and waste of money!

    • @Isaac Sothern I agree

    • @Starboy 101 The US military spends almost a TRILLION dollars every year, and NASA spends maybe a few billion a year. Now 50 million dollars to launch a falcon 9 is a lot of money, and SpaceX are developing a rocket that will be able to launch 4 times the mass that falcon 9 can launch, and still hopefully being 25 time cheaper to launch. Remember the Saturn V? That cost about a billion dollars to launch, and SpaceX is making a rocket that can to pretty much the same as the Saturn V and yet be only 2 million dollars to launch. So no, its not a complete waste of money.

    • It is far from a waste of money. In the pursuit of space exploration, we have developed numerous technologies that have benefitted humans on earth in countless ways (IE: surgical robots) And using space based technology, we can accurately track the progress of human driven climate change. Besides, by colonizing other planets, we can create a backup in case earth is rendered uninhabitable via some sort of disaster, safeguarding the future of the human race. And if you’re worried about cost, remember, nasa is less that 0.5 percent of the us government’s budget, so they would be better off taking some off the military, NASA also actually makes a profit, so the whole “waste of money” thing is irrelevant.

    • @Matheus That's nonsense.

    • @Matheus I did. Can you link me to what you've been reading?

  • Making history right here! Congratulations to everyone at space X for all their hard work, it seems to have paid off. :)

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  • Most controlled rocket I have ever seen.🔥🔥🔥👍🏻😊🌕🌎

  • good job space x never give up

  • I hate billionaires they are greedy

    • Lots of little people hate their betters.

    • I hate people who think billionaires who do good are the same as the people who spent lots of money on useless things

    • I hate people like you who hate billionairase

    • I hate ppl like you who put every billionaires in the sane basket .

  • ❤️❤️ ☮️ Going to mars is not just about all positivity Imagine taking a mankind at its worst too, all the bloodshed, pain, hate, crimes, injustice, wars, jealousy, etc to another planet. We have already messed up the earth, is mars next? Plz let the universe alone. Mars is so beautiful on its own.. it dont deserve us.. either make mars peaceful or else let humanity keep our dirty self here on this earth.. its not about making humanity a multiplanet species, its about making love a multiplanet virtue. ❤️❤️ ☮️

    • @G Anand Hemant earth is the next mars. Mark my words.

    • @G Anand Hemant I will, gotta do a bunch of stuff rn so make sure to remind me. I should be done in a few hours

    • @Stevan Matejic may be u understand, so will u tell me?

    • @G Anand Hemant you seem to not understand the concept of becoming a multi-planet species do ya?

    • bro its literally a ball of rock in the middle of a vast emptiness, nobody cares

  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Congratulations SpaceX and Elon Musk

  • Elon is my Hero!

  • are you gonna fly it again?

    • No

    • @MrBreadStone SN15 has been moved back to the build site

    • its on the launch pad and i think they just need approval

    • Potentially, nothing has been confirmed

  • Truly Phenomenal Work Elon And SpaceX Team. Well Done 🚀🌕🌌

  • Hey musk, what do you say? How many birds did you kill today? Hands off the environment you bastards

    • Starship uses methane and liquid oxygen (CH4 and O2), when you burn them together they make carbon dioxide and water vapor, SpaceX uses the Sabatier process to convert the carbon dioxide and water vapor (CO2 and H2O) into rocket fuel again (CH4 and O2). Sure it does produce some trace gases like NOx that's created by the high temperatures of rocket exhausts making the nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere to react, you could try to separate it back into nitrogen and oxygen but it's probably more trouble than it's worth.

    • @V lol tell me a rocket without polution, then cry with 0ft in the corner.

    • Human planetary colonization creates a safeguard for the future of the human race, in the quite likely possibility of a beyond control threat to our planet’s habitability. So, by your logic, a few acres of wildlife habitat in south Texas is more important then the future of the human race. Also, the technologies created in pursuit of space exploration have already helped people back on earth in countless ways. (IE: surgical robots, satellites that monitor climate change), so the payoff is immense compared to the investment in land and resources.

    • More birds die flying into windows than during Spacex launches. You just keep spouting ignorant nonsense. It's all you fools CAN do.

    • stop spamming spacex hater.

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  • wow finnaly successful landing

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  • The aboard rhythm subjectively avoid because baboon exemplarily expand above a pretty coffee. mighty, silky missile

  • Y’all have fun with the composites

  • You’ll need heat tiles on it anyway and carbon-carbon wings & Possibly nose cone

    • @Mike Foreman I'm sure they've thought about reentry already. Thanks for the tips tho

    • Those black hexagons, those are the heatshield tiles.

    • @Mike Foreman 11 minutes of 3000f? When would it ever experience something like that?

    • @Mike Foreman the stainless steel they are using (I think it's 301) becomes stronger at Cryogenic temperatures and anyways its melting point is higher

    • Stainless will not survive Nearly 11 minutes of heating to 3,000 degrees F. Carboncarbon composite is used on the leading edges at the very least.

  • Tienen que seguir el usó del motor y la patas deben mejorar el material. Usá el Sn15.

  • Is it just me, or does this narrator sound like Tom Hanks?

  • This is so utterly amazing! How more of the world isn't focused on this marvel is beyond me.

  • To Starlink why worry about the polar's no refiling no danger but reliability with constant influence even with cheese strategy. Best regards ps1. Do not drill through the moon on dark site, because you won't stop him from falling to Earth. ps2. Who evet it try's! ps3. it is gas no liquid.

    • @Piotr Handke I had a stroke reading this

    • who does drill it or stop it is no matter to lift off to stop it.

  • There's nothing like seeing those Raptors relight and reorientate and slowly lower to the pad. I felt almost out of body everytime I see it.

  • Gona explored if they don't put those fires out

    • It’s a temporary thing. And this happened a couple of weeks ago and it didn’t explode

  • Like 👍

  • I’m going to be sp happy when mission control says:Starship has landed on Mars.

    • @Mike Foreman elon never wanted it to be profitable

    • @Heather Cottle don't care as long as it gets done fast, not to much time left,😰😱🤫🤭😁🤪🤪🚀🌌🌀✨👽👍🌞🌞🌞🌏😭🌌👍8-)8-)8-)8-)

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  • I like how it just lands like the Moon rocket in Tintin. First time I have seen a rocket do that.

    • their other rockets do it too. it's really cool!

  • Mind blowing. I drove down there a couple of years ago, and it impresses me how quickly SpaceX has been able develop this program!

  • My dream is to be on one of these on my way to mars once i grow up.

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    • ..... and?