SpaceX Status Report – August 15, 2020

Boca Chica, Texas

  • SN5 – In mid-bay
  • SN6 – On launch stand
  • SN7.1 – Under construction
  • SN8 – Under construction In mid-bay. Thrust section flipped.
  • SN9 – Common dome sheathed.
  • High Bay – Under construction – Installing Level 4, Half the height of the other levels. Final level?
  • Orbital Launchpad – Under construction – Rebar work for columns.
  • Old gas well – On-site methane (CH4) propellant production?

Cape Canaveral, Florida

LC-39A Kennedy Space Center

  • August 18 – 14:32 UTC, Falcon 9 – Starlink 10/SkySats 19-21

SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

  • N/A

News and Commentary

John Randolph – Launch site with SN6 on the stand August 15, 2020

John Randolph – SXBC Build Yard on August 15 2020


John Randolph – Zeus Checks out the Launchpad on August 15, 2020


NASASpaceflight – SpaceX Boca Chica – Introducing Starship SN9, While SN8 is Flipped


NSF Live: Starship SN6 Set For Testing, SLS Green Run Update, Stargazer’s Mystery Flight, and More


Engineering Today – SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Preps for Next Mission with NASA


Marcus House – SpaceX Starship SN6, SN7.1 & SN8 Updates, Crew 1/2 Update & US Launch Service Contracts Awarded


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