SpaceX Status Report – September 11, 2020

This SpaceX Status Report is updated throughout the day.

Boca Chica, Texas

Cameron County, Texas

SN7.1 Test

  • Primary Date – September 14, 2020 – 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Backup Date – September 15, 2020 – 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Backup Date – September 16, 2020 – 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Primary Date – September 17, 2020 – 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Backup Date – September 21, 2020 – 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Backup Date – September 22, 2020 – 9:00 pm – 6:00 am

Starship Status

  • SN5 – Shipyard
    • Moved out of the mid-bay to make room for SN8 stacking.
  • SN6 – Mid Bay
  • SN7.1 – Test Stand B
    • The first cryo test was completed on September 10, 2020.
  • SN8 – Mid Bay
    • Stacked to the usual “full” level.
  • SN9 – Under construction
    • Trust dome sleeved
  • SN10 – Under construction
    • The upper bulkhead was sleaved with a four-ring stack. All of the previous upper bulkheads have been sleeved with a three-ring stack.
    • Thrust puck and fuel downcomer delivered.
  • SN11 – Under construction
    • Aft dome section spotted.
  • SH-SN1 Under construction
    • The first Super-Heavy booster (Per Elon Musk).

Facilities Status

  • Low Bay – A stacked nosecone assembly
  • Mid Bay – SN6, SN8
  • High Bay – Under construction. Two roof trusses installed.
  • Test Stand A – Empty
  • Test Stand B – SN7.1 – Tested 09/10/2020 but not to failure.
  • Orbital Launch Mount – Under construction – sixth and final rebar cage installed. The fifth column has been sleeved.
  • Landing Pad – Empty
  • Old Gas Well – On-site methane (CH4) propellant production?

Cape Canaveral, Florida

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

Starlink 12

  • Thursday, September, 17th, 2:17 pm EDT (UTC-4) –  This is the 13th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network. This will bring the total number of Starlink satellites to ~691.

Starlink 13

  • NET September – TBD –  This is the 14th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network. This will bring the total number of Starlink satellites to ~691.

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

GPS 3 SV04

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 8:00 pm-12:00 am EDT (0000-0400 UTC)

News and Commentary

OLF Highlights – SpaceX anticipated Raptor Vacuum Engine revealed (Highlight Ep 101)



NASASpaceflight – SpaceX Boca Chica – Rainy Day Drive Past


spaceXcentric – What it’s Like to Work for SpaceX on Starship | SpaceX in the New


What about it!? – SpaceX Starship Mass Production Starting


USLaunchReport – Leg Up 60.2 From Octagrabber



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