SpaceX Status Report – August 30, 2020

This SpaceX Status Report is updated throughout the day.

Boca Chica, Texas

Cameron County, Texas

SN6 Hop Test

  • Primary Date – September 3. 2020 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Secondary Date – September 4. 2020 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Secondary Date – September 5. 2020 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

SN7.1 Test

  • Primary Date – September 6. 2020 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Secondary Date – September 7. 2020 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Secondary Date – September 8. 2020 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Starship Status

  • SN5 – Moved out of the mid-bay to make room for SN8 stacking.
  • SN6 – On Test Stand A – Preparing for 150m hop test.
  • SN7.1 – Top dome stacking completed.
  • SN8 – Stacked to usual “full” level. Will it get a nose and aerodynamic surfaces before testing?
  • SN9 – Under construction

Facilities Status

  • Low Bay – A stacked nosecone assembly
  • Mid Bay – SN8 Stacking
  • High Bay – Under construction – The last level has been installed.
  • Test Stand A – SN6 – Waiting for favorable weather conditions for the 150m hop test.
  • Test Stand B – Preparing for SN7.1 destructive pressure test.
  • Orbital Launch Mount – Under construction – Two columns have been sleaved. Two rebar cages installed awaiting metal sleaves.
  • Old Gas Well – On-site methane (CH4) propellant production? Two new concrete slabs poured.

Cape Canaveral, Florida

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

Starlink 11 – Falcon 9 – B1060.2

  • Tuesday, September 3 at 8:46 a.m. EDT (13:29 UTC)

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

  • N/A

News and Commentary

On YouTube


TheSpaceXFans = SpaceX Starship Updates! SN6 Hop Test Imminent, SN7.1, SN8! TheSpaceXShow


NASASpaceflight – SpaceX Boca Chica – Super Heavy High Bay prepares for a roof as SN6 awaits better weather


StarshipBocaChica – 2020-08-30 SN6 Scrub1 5K full


2 The Future with Jixuan & Sebastian – ULA Plots Against SpaceX, Starship Hop Update, NASA SLS New Budget Overrun

RGV Aerial Photography – SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Site 2018 to 2020 Flyovers!


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