May 21, 2021 – SpaceX Status Report

Boca Chica Testing

Cameron County, Texas – Road Closures

Friday, May 21, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Intermittent closure scheduled. Boca Chica Beach will remain open.


News and Commentary

NASASpaceflight – New Launch Tower Section Rolled Out | SpaceX Boca Chica


What about it!? – Why does SpaceX need a Starbase City for its Starships?


Blender 3D Creation Eccentric – SpaceX launch tower stack support. THE ELEVATOR. Boca Chica TX. UPDATE May 21, 2021


spaceXcentric – Starship Presentation 2021 Confirmed, Interior Cabin Details Discussed | SpaceX in the News


Starship Construction Status

  • SN15 – Landing Pad
  • SN16 – High Bay
  • SN17 – Mid Bay

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), Kennedy Space Center

  • NASA, CRS-22 Dragon – June 3, 2021, 1:29 pm EDT (1729 UTC)
  • USSF 44 – Falcon Heavy – July, TBD
  • NASA, CRS-23 Dragon – August 18, TBD
  • Inspiration 4, Dragon – September 15, TBD
  • USSF 52 – Falcon Heavy – October, TBD
  • NASA, Crew 3 Dragon – October 23, TBD
  • IXPE – November 17, TBD
  • NASA, CRS-24 Dragon – December 4, TBD

Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

  • Starlink v1.0-L28 – May 26, 2021, 2:59 pm EDT (1859 UTC)
  • SXM 8 – June 1, 2021, 12:25 am EDT (0425 UTC)
  • USSF GPS 3 SV05 – June 17, 2021, 6:00-9:00 p.m. EDT (2200-0100 UTC) on 17th/18th
  • Transporter 2 – late June, TBD
  • Turksat 5B – 4th Quarter

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • Falcon 9 • WorldView Legion 1 & 2, September, TBD
  • Falcon 9 • DART, November 24, TBD

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