SpaceX Status Report – September 5, 2020

This SpaceX Status Report is updated throughout the day.

Boca Chica, Texas

Cameron County, Texas

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 Landing Pad
  • SN7.1 – Pressure test scheduled for September 6, 2020.
  • SN8 – Stacked to usual “full” level. Will it get a nose and aerodynamic surfaces before testing?
  • SN9 – Trust dome sleeved.
  • SN10 – Thrust Puck and Downcomer delivered.
  • SH-SN1 – Super Heavy under construction.

Facilities Status

  • Low Bay – A stacked nosecone assembly
  • Mid Bay – SN8 Undergoing stacking
  • High Bay – Under construction – The last level has been installed.
  • Test Stand A – Empty
  • Test Stand B – Empty – Preparing for SN7.1 destructive pressure test scheduled for September 6, 2020.
  • Orbital Launch Mount – Under construction – A third column has been sleaved. Two rebar cages installed awaiting metal sleaves.
  • Landing Pad – SN6
  • Old Gas Well – On-site methane (CH4) propellant production? More concrete poured.

Cape Canaveral, Florida

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

N/A

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

NASASpaceflight – SpaceX Boca Chica – Serial Number 6 Post Hop Closeups – SN7.1 Gets Its Vents


NASASpaceflight – SpaceX Boca Chica – Starship Prototype 150m Hop Comparison


NASASpaceflight – NSF Live: Starship SN6 successfully hops to 150 meters, Photon’s first light, and more


Marcus House – SpaceX Starship Super Heavy and Raptor Engine Evolution, Starship SN-6 Hop, Starlink, SAOCOM 1B



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