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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  • I think we can't go to the Mars in 2024😪

  • 6:15

  • That Fire 🔥 😂😂

  • I wish they painted a picture of Shrek on the ship

  • The dimming is happening.

  • Ok. So no one else sees that this is creating more co2 than we have ever had over the Atlantic. But we are apparently doing all this climate change awareness and trying to get more money out of our pockets to save the earth? Ye right.

  • Супер .

  • Desk Neck

  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • What is the guys name who talks over the flights ands says oh we have frozen video but are still performing well, it was John something what is his actual name?

  • 現在中華民國也開始着手擬定和進行登月等各項太空發展計畫了 非常期待我國掘起成為世界太空強權之一的那天到來👏 相信我中華民國一定可以做到的🏆

  • @spaceX Crazy idea: build a nuclear thermal rocket into a standard super heavy booster,launch it into orbit on top of another super heavy booster, and use it to send a fully fuelled starship to Mars.

  • 2.3k thumbs down. Whats the problem...... Was incredible. Thumbs up all the way!!!!!

  • Yay​ we​ are​ going​ to​ mars​ soon​ i​ think​ but​ I​ Want​ To​ see​ what​ mars​ in​ real​ life​ now

  • What will they do about landing on uneven ground?

    • They'll develop new legs and systems

  • 13:12 I thot it would explosde

  • where Is 3 2 1 ignition

  • wow~ gogogogo(。・ω・。)ノ♡

    • good lucky SN16

  • We can invent rockets but not cameras that work reliably.

    • @ItzMikeOmg Dude you're such a clown bro lmao You literally have not a single disagreement with what the guy said, he's explaining it to you. You're just out here saying he's a troll lmao. THINK TWICE!

    • @ItzMikeOmg …….what? You got issues my guy, I was just trying to mention how the signal loss is issue with the vibrations emitted from the raptors …… that’s why after they shut down we usually get some camera feed

    • @Eduardo Rodriguez Vazquez Dude go be a troll somewhere else.

    • @ItzMikeOmg …… so your just going to ignore the the whole vibration thing? And SpaceX was using their star link s satellites so it was highly experimental

    • @Eduardo Rodriguez Vazquez Good lord cuz, a camera signal travels at the speed of light, a gopro could do better than what they used.

  • I love DOGE🐶❤

  • HwaSung GalGgeuNiKha AE

  • The hell with biden elon for president

  • ELON MUSK for President #2024

  • To the SpaceX experts here in this forum. ===================================== Dear colleagues, ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) We (our team) would like to carry out under weightlessness conditions the experiment, described in PART 3 of the link isprofile.info/pac/sY9mZX99bnjYeo8/v-deo.html . ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2) How much does it cost: a) to hire the necessary equipment and technology devices; b) to hire the related qualified people; c) a member of our team to carry out personally under weightlessness conditions the experiment, described in PART 3 of the link isprofile.info/pac/sY9mZX99bnjYeo8/v-deo.html ; d) some combination of the above three. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3) Please describe in detail all your rules and requirements, if possible. ====================================== Looking forward to your answer. Sincerely Yours, Andrew Meliokrates

    • This is no forum dude. You can't reach ANYONE from SpaceX in a ISprofile comment section.

  • It’s the big falcon

  • Make a machine which make human free from any diseases within a second or a minute,

    • Maye be u should try that bc u didnt shit for Humanity

    • starship is that

  • Launch on year 2046 if yo launch on that year so there are more technology to live on mars and on other planets

  • DoD will be forced to copy the concept since this is an example of a private party building a civilian aerospace vehicle superior to every conventional bomber ever built and most ever dreamt. That payload size will (because necessity ensures someone somewhere will do it the US will be compelled to develop combat overmatch) make a spectacular Strategic Rocket Bomber. US versions could sit Alert in CONUS, HI, AK Guam etc providing global reach with conventional weapons of single (rare but possible like large conventional or thermobaric ordnance), multiple and multiple heterogeneous systems ready for immediate launch since UNlike ballistic missiles they may be recalled like obsolete manned conventional bombers whose "stealth" is ephemeral and which can be shot down by any modern fighter unless escorted to target (which delays launch much, much more). Payloads could employ any suitable munitions including Lazy Dog style cheap kinetics too many and dense for enemy defense (and dirt cheap) which could be augmented with ablative coatings to delay laser kills thus enabling sibling projectiles (along with hot balls atmospherically formed of any lasered metal) to reach target. Scatter could be controlled by well-understood cluster dispenser systems and cluster pods could also contain an appropriately suppressive mix to (for example) provide rapid viable "strike with system near-impunity" from above against an invasion fleet, ground units and buried systems. The rocket itself could be used as a kinetic munition against sufficiently valuable targets (conventional strike missions can easily compare in cost to a Starship and cost much more when aircraft are lost, affordable freight implies delivery of any payload). Closing mountain passes etc could be done by deploying drone swarms with any mix of drones permitting terrestrial loitering to deter enemy advances or disrupt them. Deterrent missions can be flown since the system is safely recallable. Just knowing one or a squadron is overhead is considerable deterrent. Consider how many strikes flown by small, slow vulnerable jet fighters (they're small and slow as a broken moped compared to a rocket carrying 100 tons) it took to take down Iraqi systems and (mostly fail to) hunt Scud TELs. Then consider the option to deploy omniscient systems of systems with immediate target saturation vs. flying bombers from Diego Garcia or other safe havens MANDATED by slow, vulnerable-to-anyone-with-an-Air Force or modern SAMs. Heavy rockets are the natural evolution of strategic bombers because they restore most advantage fast bombers once had over slower fighters while forcing opponents to build their own overmatch which few could manage and those are rational actors. That tool will not be left in the toolbox because it's conventional, recallable, versatile, offers better global reach, loiter options and firepower than any system (it makes SR-71 look like a T Model Ford by comparison) and will be cheap to produce thanks to NOT being a DoD invention. Unlike complete meatbags-in-cockpit systems it need not be constrained in development (for area denial purposes anyway) when operated remotely and eventually (also unavoidable because laws do not enforce themselves so force trumps law) autonomously controlled as an option/deadman switch when on combat sorties. (If it's not coming home anyway or should not because it's loaded wasting valued assets over enemy targets is gross military negligence.) Large cargo rockets could also deploy smaller "fighter" rockets like smaller human-free versions of Dream Chaser with their own payloads for dispersed attack operations to overload enemy systems while avoiding bringing the large vehicle close enough to hit. Re-entry of Dyna Soar (great job, old NASA!)-like vehicles could make tracking more difficult. Though modern systems can detect rockets that doesn't mean they aren't capable of surprise by for example loitering well over friendly territory then taking advantage of height to use the extended slant range their altitude offers. They can patrol a nation-sized kill box from well out of airspace rights. Peace requires deterrence requires credible combat overmatch and none of those requirements are negotiable because they are imposed by war itself. National choices are deterrence, combat or surrender with or without destruction as in the rest of the nature of which humanity is a part and never "outside" any more than the technicalities of hive construction are other than of the bee. Strategic Rocket Bombers do not ensure total impunity but certainly would have it against MOST established conventional and less-conventional systems. For peacekeeping UN operations it could swiftly deploy to very simple pads and even use drones with cone penetrometers to determine landing zone stability then deliver food and medical aid in enough early quantity to stave off worse disaster while evac'ing appropriate medical cases to advanced life support within the "golden hour" or close to it. Even the remotest regions could be overflown and supplied by airdropped canisters proven in use since WWII and cheap enough to be expendable (hull shape/components might be repurposed as shelter or components thereof. Rapid biohazard mitigation is now urgently necessary to contain disease outbreaks (Ebola comes to mind more than COVID but diseases are many and varied) by deploying med teams, supplies then swiftly making replenishment runs especially as remoter relief airheads are expanded.

  • i cnat wait to get on this rocket to go to mars it was my dream ever since i was a kid

  • Congratulations space x

  • 每天增加你的视频内容,加油,加油,加油.

  • I can't stop coming back

  • Can I join your team

  • Sir it,s possible

  • si les gens ont une plus grandes connaissance de l'univers et notre place dans celui -ci , ils vont comprendre l'importance de votre travail , et je peut répondre a ces questions . j'ai trouvé la clef , qui sommes nous d'où l'ont viens dans cette univers , l'importance de l'expansion des trous noirs

  • This brings back feelings from hearing the words “the falcons have landed”

  • Je parle seulement Français très peut l'anglais , si cela peut-être utile je sais a quoi sert les trous noirs et expansion de l'univers je peut l'expliquer et par la fois convaincre les population du bien fondée d'explorer l'univers . AIDÉ MOI VOUS NE SERAIS PAS DÉÇU j'ai trouvé la clef de cette connaissance . l'univers nous a permis d'existé avec une conscience et j'ai la clef

  • Starship Landing All planes on earth land horizontally on TRIPODS, regardless of length of fuselage or weight from super light piper cubs to jumbo jets to military carrier planes that transport heavy battle tanks to HARRIER jets and F35 fighter planes that do vertical take off and landing. Why do planes land HORIZONTALLY on TRIPODS? It's the safest regardless of how smooth or bumpy the landing may be. AND, consider how tall the Starship is, AND how top heavy with its payload of 100 metric tons - where is the center of gravity? A little tilt, like the lunar lander of Apollo 15 in 1971 - the Starship could topple down. WHAT GUARANTEE have you people that the landing site will be truly flat and sturdy and strong enough to support the FULL WEIGHT of Starship PLUS PAYLOAD. AND YOU'LL BE LANDING A THOUSAND STARSHIPS ON MARS VERTICALLY?!? HOW SURE ARE YOU THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM WON'T TILT. SOFT SOIL OR BLOWING WIND ON A SHIP WITH A LITTLE TILT COULD FALL DOWN.

    • The landing legs will be self leveling so that it won't fall over, the ground will still have to be relatively flat to ensure the landing legs can adjust level the starship, in the far future starship will use landing pads similar to the one currently at Starbase. The landing legs on starships right now are single use and only temporary.

    • *Landing legs*

  • 6:29

  • Forget the engine show what you see up there.

  • How will it be able to land on rough mars terrain? There are no landing pads on Mars. Or are they gonna first install landing using robots before landing?

    • @TimePro If you are interested in space stuff then tell is it possible to build Jetsuit for astronauts to fly around the earth coming out of space shuttle in space and then getting back in. Do you think that can be possible?

    • @India Wala Reaction That’s a question only the highest of people can answer. Certainly would be nice if non-qualified people can go to Mars but I would bet they would choose to first send NASA astronaut over to Mars first.

    • @TimePro I had applied for my name as person interested in travelling to Mars if they need People. Do you think they would need non qualified people us?

    • Starships in the future will have automatic-leveling legs that will sync with the surrounding ground.

  • Elon if your reading this what do you think about this Idea making a rocket that can join with other rockets to make a mars orbital station or building a shipyard on mars

  • Elon:sees Mars Elon:I've gotta go there

  • BIG BANG: A TEMPERATURA MOVIMENTOU O ESPAÇO TEMPO, GERANDO ENERGIA ESTÁTICA, ACONTECENDO O BIG BANG ! O UNIVERSO COMEÇOU A SE MOVIMENTAR NO ESPAÇO IGUAL O ESPERMATOZOIDE QUE É EJACULADO DO PÊNIS ATRAVÉS DA TEMPERATURA!

  • When is the 1 orbital flight test

    • You mean SN20? Probably August or September, they still need to finish the launch pad and tower, GSE tanks, raptor engines and, well, the rocket

    • July or August

  • 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

  • isprofile.info/pac/p3xqkJeqfJPbe6k/v-deo.html Just a SR2 simulation on that

  • Plan B isprofile.info/pac/bZCYdqB5qpbFqHc/v-deo.html

  • 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.

  • Can't type on the cp,?I'll work it out MORE greaf YAY, I can not find U reaplys hopping there good thanks, and I will answer everyone's e-mails Backt up something bad,baby way Joly good show everyone.👍😁🚀🌌🇭🇲+💪🌬️🌊🌀✨🌏🙈😁🤭👍8-)8-)8-)8-)

  • 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 ? isprofile.info/pac/e4WXZ5l7oZear5k/v-deo.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.

    • Starship isn't a 1950s rocket, Starship is a 2020s rocket, so many new things with starship

    • 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.

  • hi 8888****

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

  • The tedious head conversly request because fireman understandably depend until a unwritten jump. supreme, fretful tights

  • 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

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

    • @Kim 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 Starship 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

    • @Kim 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.

    • @Kim 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.

    • @Kim 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.

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

  • Elon president for Mars anyone?😎

  • WOOOW!!

  • This is nuts

  • The Space X panto continues