SpaceX Status Report – December 19, 2020

This SpaceX Status Report is updated throughout the day.

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

  • December 19, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (1400-1700) UTC

Boca Chica Testing Schedule

Based on Cameron County, Texas road closures.

  • 12/21/2020 – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • 12/22/2020 – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • 12/23/2020 – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • 12/28/2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • 12/29/2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • 12/30/2020 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

News and Commentary

NASASpaceflight – SpaceX Boca Chica – Starship SN10 nosecone mate, while SN9 steals a flap


Marcus House – Starship SN9 recovery for flight and Super Heavy progress + ISS, SXM-7, Angara-5, Rocket Lab updates


Starship Construction Status

  • SN8 – Landing Pad
    • 12/09/2020 – Milestone – High altitude test successful with a small RUD at the end.
  • SN9 – High-Bay
  • SN10 – Mid-Bay
  • SN11 – Mid-Bay
  • SN12 – Under construction
  • SN13 – Under construction
  • SN14 – Under construction
  • SN15 – Under construction – Major upgrades slated for SN15 – Elon Musk.
  • SH1 – Super Heavy Booster – High-Bay
  • HLS – Under Construction – Southwest Shipyard – NASA Human Landing System (HLS) – Lunar lander mockup.

Cape Canaveral, Florida

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


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

Turksat 5A

  • TBD December

Transporter 1

  • TBD January

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