Starship | SN15 | High-Altitude Flight Test


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    As early as Wednesday, May 5, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 15 (SN15) - our fifth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype from Starbase in Texas. SN15 has vehicle improvements across structures, avionics and software, and the engines that will allow more speed and efficiency throughout production and flight: specifically, a new enhanced avionics suite, updated propellant architecture in the aft skirt, and a new Raptor engine design and configuration.

    Similar to previous high-altitude flight tests of Starship, SN15 will be powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee - approximately 10 km in altitude. SN15 will perform a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent.

    The Starship prototype will descend under active aerodynamic control, accomplished by independent movement of two forward and two aft flaps on the vehicle. All four flaps are actuated by an onboard flight computer to control Starship’s attitude during flight and enable precise landing at the intended location. SN15’s Raptor engines will then reignite as the vehicle attempts a landing flip maneuver immediately before touching down on the landing pad adjacent to the launch mount.

    A controlled aerodynamic descent with body flaps and vertical landing capability, combined with in-space refilling, are critical to landing Starship at destinations across the solar system where prepared surfaces or runways do not exist, and returning to Earth. This capability will enable a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon, and travel to Mars and beyond.

    Given the dynamic schedule of development testing, stay tuned to our social media channels for updates as we move toward SpaceX’s fifth high-altitude flight test of Starship!


    1. Slay Slaya

      Forget the engine show what you see up there.

    2. India Wala Reaction

      How will it be able to land on rough mars terrain? There are no landing pads on Mars. Or are they gonna first install landing using robots before landing?

      1. TimePro

        Starships in the future will have automatic-leveling legs that will sync with the surrounding ground.

    3. Omar Murzabaev

      Elon if your reading this what do you think about this Idea making a rocket that can join with other rockets to make a mars orbital station or building a shipyard on mars

    4. Omar Murzabaev

      Elon:sees Mars Elon:I've gotta go there



    6. Encilidus Saturn

      When is the 1 orbital flight test

      1. Jack Whitlock

        July or August

    7. Homeward Bound

      Yet our government just gave Bezos how much for his crappy space program?

      1. Tuuminshz

        I scratch your back you scratch mine That's how the game works if you don't play it your loss

      2. TimePro

        Wait... what? Please tell me you are joking. Blue Origin is already a joke

    8. DomRBX Just a SR2 simulation on that

    9. tom Ickes

      Plan B

    10. Estanarede.Oficial

      Uma obra de arte.

    11. Justus Perry

      I have a question about your Starlink setup. I was trying to find a contact link on the website, but could not. I was curious as if two addresses I use are within the same 'cell' area. If so, I'm good to hook and will get in on this. Thanks.

    12. lee castle

      one day i will be living on marz

      1. Cad29

        If you get a good job that makes alot of money tickets are supposed to be half a milion at start and then after years they can lower to 100000

    13. BenBenOy

      Why does it reminds me of a squids head

    14. TayoEXE

      When your rocket ship school science project finally lands in one piece.

    15. Chris Lemfors

      Can't type on the cp,?I'll work it out MORE greaf YAY, I can not find U reaplys hopping there good thanks, and I will answer everyone's e-mails Backt up something bad,baby way Joly good show everyone.👍😁🚀🌌🇭🇲+💪🌬️🌊🌀✨🌏🙈😁🤭👍8-)8-)8-)8-)

    16. Arizona Jewell

      The fact that we went from the Falcon 1 to this is just astounding. Less than 2 decades and SpaceX has went from a tiny little startup to a giant in the aerospace industry, paving the way for reusable rockets, and restoring US capability to launch humans to the ISS. Looking back at the failed Falcon 1 launches in the mid 2000s, no one would’ve guessed that this would be where SpaceX would be in 15 years. Super excited to see orbital starship tests!

    17. Robert Wlaker

      Back in 1990s i thought humans would of reached mars by year 2000 ! Just a bit out 😆

    18. Robert Wlaker

      When do you do you think humans will reach mars ? 2030s ?

      1. Eddy Deathwishe


      2. Cad29

        Id say about 365 x 5 days

      3. En3rgY

        give em 5 years

      4. Kofi

        Maybe even this decade

    19. Chris Lemfors

      I'm so glad I'm not missing anything,😁🤪🌹👽🌞🌺🌹🚀🌌👍

    20. MathArchives

      Is your math exam tomorrow ?

    21. Steve Vladimir

      CLARIFICATION: I did not mean a trampoline... I meant a solid thick plate that gives way when in contact with descending rocket... so it allows a "soft" touchdown... Hope that clarifies it.

      1. divat 10

        we in fact did not see your first comment

    22. son of sun

      hello, why earth levitate in-universe?

    23. Ysonoko


    24. Steve Vladimir

      just had a BRAINFART..... How about using a "springy" flexible landing platform instead of SOLID GROUND, no need to "catch" the THING either . you could use the STUMPY legs without the added cost/weight of extra gear on the landing legs???? Any thoughts?

      1. Steve Vladimir

        @TimePro Hope they work out a "Safe" solution. I'm speculating it's going to take much longer to produce a "Safe" system that will not risk the lives of the Astronauts/passengers the way they are going at it. Using the type of landing platform I proposed will reduce the risk, and simplify the system, be more practical, and speed up re-usability. The Starship "Shell" is just not sturdy enough to repeatedly land without constant worry of structural fatigue. Put it simply it's stupid, that's why they are resorting to splashing down SN20 and the booster.... That will not go away until they either reinforce the shell or make the Starship stumpier ( preferably wider, 20m diameter does not sound too crazy ( would be a good solution for spinning it around the center and creating artificial gravity when in Zero-G). Stumpier Starship has a few advantages...not as sexy though!

      2. TimePro

        Orrrrrrr you can do it the way the SpaceX Engineers want to do it?

      3. Pol Valls

        @Steve Vladimir starship will land on lots of places, not all of them being landing pads

      4. Steve Vladimir

        @Pol Valls I'm sure Elon would be able to make it's nothing compared to to the rest of the system! he can offer me a job to design it if too busy...

      5. Pol Valls

        @Steve Vladimir this could difficult a lot keeping the rocket standing and making thw workers go to starship

    25. british fan

      Mate if there humans there they would be saved

    26. Gabriel Souza

      Parabéns!!!!!! Fico feliz que conseguiram pousar com sucesso!!!

    27. Evandro Santana Pereira

      What a beast! I still find it hard to believe that a rocket of this size is capable of vertically landing with so much cargo! It looks coming strait from fiction books!

    28. Heather Cottle

      11:14 he’s gonna get fired for that 😂

    29. Caerbanog Interrupted

      Alright! We'll all be dead from forced vac seen before we get to mars!

    30. Firoz Ahmed

      Yes !!!!

    31. James Lee

      They're going to send a retro 50s rocket to the moon and mars and make an entire city, with houses and resturaunts, police and government and all, from scratch, and call it Space Base. 😄 Musk and SpaceX done lost their damn minds 😄 i love it.

      1. TimePro

        What rocket from the 1950s looked like this? This isn't even the finished design. The finished design will have a full back of TPS and the front will look much better. Search it up.

    32. Devon Prince

      Thank u Elon musk I’m so happy it’s in my lifetime and can’t wait to here that starship has landed on Mars ✋💯🤞😉

    33. Kim

      All hail the emperor of mars 😂

    34. Motivational Speeches

      Congratulations Sir Elon Musk 😊😊

    35. Quinn STANFIELD

      I can’t believe it’s already been a month since this!

    36. SFS Gamer

      The next generation of SpaceX vehicle is growing and developing in the speed of light

    37. Guilherme Bicalho

      Cosmos here we go!!!

    38. Zbigniew Siwiec


    39. Ejzafra Tbooom

      After all the failure, they made it!!!!!!! Congrats to space x crews and Elon Musk you finally did it! They made a history!

    40. FUN -TIMES

      Finally done👌👍👍

    41. Sal G

      Someone must make John Searl meet Elon Musk. Those two are the key. These two have the technology and the means to make it happen. If Elon Musk introduces John Searls technology, we can make this happen. I’ve analyzed John Searls technology and I really do believe he is the key.

      1. TimePro

        Not saying its a bad idea, but John Searl is 89 years old. Sure he developed fuel-free power generators (But solar panels and thermoelectric generators exist too) Also read something about anti-gravity, but it did not go into detail at all. Please link me up with something that further explains the anti-gravity part. Other wise, Pretty sure Elon does not need this (rather interesting) person.

      2. divat 10

        @Sal G i mean most of the time someone claims something they are expected to have some kind of proof... since you can't share that i really can't beleave you

      3. Sal G

        @divat 10 - why would I write it down? I take in information. I do my research. Have you even bothered to research John Searl or do you depend on others to analyze for you.?

      4. divat 10

        can i see your "analisis"?

      5. Pol Valls

        @Sal G starship works on methane, it's not a fossil fuel, and once it become operational, they will stop Falcon 9 production and industry.

    42. Chris Lemfors

      hi 8888****

    43. M1xer_EU

      I’m honestly obsessed with becoming an astronaut because of your work. Hope the 2022 Starship launch from the Deimos launch pad goes well

    44. kim phi

      The tedious head conversly request because fireman understandably depend until a unwritten jump. supreme, fretful tights

    45. ameer hamza

      I want to be in the first batch of people leaving earth for Mars.

    46. Jose Carlos Aguiar Ojeda

      Starship is my favorite rocket and I have 3 draw of STARSIP

      1. Pol Valls

        I have made lots of them

    47. allan churm

      nice love the ship has landed ok..then with the ship still on fire... close the live ( i bet they hope it dont go bigbadaboom like last time..

      1. Lmao.

        It's been a month, I'm sure you'd have heard about it by now.

      2. TimePro

        Well if you listened, the fire was expected since they aren't allowed to vent out methane without being burnt. SN15 actually survived and has seen a retirement now and can be seen nearby the production site.

    48. Linda Kristin Johansen

      I really feel that I could need some help right now.

    49. xXGegi4321Xx

      At 12:53 if you listen closely you can hear people cheering in the background.

      1. DemiDGamerYT

        I heard! LOL

    50. Kim

      Space junk

      1. Isaac Sothern

        The rocket is FULLY reusable, NO space junk

      2. Pol Valls

        Reusable rocket

      3. AtheoGaming07

        @Kim this planet is dying because of our mistake, Deal with it 0ft fan.

      4. AtheoGaming07

        @Kim focus on this Topic only. This does not goes to space

      5. Kim

        @AtheoGaming07 that’s exactly why we should try to learn from our mistakes and fix this planet. Not indulge musk’s phallic fantasies. The man is obsessed.

    51. Der Blopfisch


    52. Max Hoffmann

      Musk is going to colonize the galaxy

      1. beasticks

        you must include the engineers theyre legends including musk too! no hate btw

    53. Tolunay ÇƏTİN

      Allah bir an önce Mars'a da ulaşmanızı nasip eder inşallah ❤

      1. Tolunay ÇƏTİN

        @Exploration ok then bro. Np 👊🏼

      2. Exploration

        @Tolunay ÇƏTİN sorry mate there was a guy underneath you with a copy and pasted religious comment, I do apologies as I have now deleted my comment.

      3. Tolunay ÇƏTİN

        @Everyday Starshipnaut - SN10 ok. Only you understand everything 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

      4. Everyday Starshipnaut - SN10

        Didn't understand anything but got the word mars 👀

      5. Tolunay ÇƏTİN

        @Exploration What?? I didn't make any comments about religion. I only mentioned God in my comment. Also, let's say I talked about religion. What's that to you? Instead of using your little brain for Islamophobia, you should use it to understand the universe, generate creative ideas and use it to benefit humanity, even as much as an ant. Hate will get you nowhere. It will take you to a place of love and virtue. Little people mess with other people. Great people deal with ideas. You'll be dead after 50 or 60 years anyway. At least leave positive energy and magnetic field to the world, brother ♡

    54. Jake Edwards



      I ami discover karte chaschi "water plates-ing Theory, "jar sajje ej anek kaj kara sambhob habe'amake bissash karun sir ...? please..

    56. Joy Sun

      And with that we conclude our coverage of SN15 (just in case this one blows up too.) !

    57. Kim

      1. Darth Flash

        @Kim Alright, please tell me the numbers and the amount that methalox rockets produce in harmful gasses. "Everyday astronout" made a video about it also, you should go watch that.

      2. Darth Flash

        @Kim Rockets are actually pretty safe for the environment. Solid rocket boosters are polluting, but liquid ones are pretty safe. And spaceX only uses liquid rockets. It's industries and automotives that we have to worry about. But Tesla is handling it also. Because even the least efficient electric car is more environment friendly than the most efficient gasoline car. (Already proven) And musk is doing good by reusing rockets, thus decreasing the resources they use. I don't see the problem.

      3. Pol Valls

        @Kim spacex's starship team spend lots of time cleaning starship debris when it blows up, they have full responsibility of the place

      4. Kim

        @Tuuminshz you are correct. We are all human scum. Scourge of the universe.

      5. Tuuminshz

        @Kim you should not infect the rest of the universe

    58. WhiteKite G

      Elon president for Mars anyone?😎

      1. Pol Valls


    59. nmb upb


    60. samuel berard

      This is nuts

    61. alfred fanshaw

      The Space X panto continues


      Airplane ✈️ ke electric ba fuel ⛽ chharao Red alor dara upore tola jete pare...


      Spaces ke sir, chummuk ar biporit dharmoke kaje lagiyeo mahakase pata jabe..


      Sir, ami ..o2,co2, and Hydrogen ar sahajje gari chalate chai, amake jadi upni sahajjo ami chesta kare dekhiye dite pari.

      1. Everyday Starshipnaut - SN10

        No one is going understand bangla here 😒

    65. Cizee SkilzZ

      Remind me What was the estimated time in years to go to mars 2032 ? Nah i think we will be on mars by 2026 or maybe even 2024

      1. Exploration

        Unmanned in 2024 and crewed in 2026 but these timeframes could easily slip.

    66. Cizee SkilzZ

      YES dude i am so happy rn

    67. 《karışık》 •Videolar•

      Starship 15 nice

    68. Black Heart9

      Ciyeee gak meledak lg.... ditunggu SN16 dst

    69. TomTech Technologie, FPV, music Life your dream

      This should be effective for SpaceX

    70. Tobias Olsen

      This brings a smile to my face every time

    71. drmax

      They gotta quit having these fires after landing.

      1. Exploration

        That’s only happens twice and they are fixing it as we speak but for now it is not a big problem

    72. yuh

      stubby plane rocket go flippy advance human baby step space exploration future

    73. ☆𝕊ℍ𝕀𝔼𝕃𝔻☆

      Hello space x Mars 2022 corcoships mission update me...........

    74. Nice-oscar

      To be honest, what's the point? We are not allowed to explore Antarctica or the oceans and we are trying to go up! Just ridiculous and waste of money!

      1. Starboy 101

        @Isaac Sothern I agree

      2. Isaac Sothern

        @Starboy 101 The US military spends almost a TRILLION dollars every year, and NASA spends maybe a few billion a year. Now 50 million dollars to launch a falcon 9 is a lot of money, and SpaceX are developing a rocket that will be able to launch 4 times the mass that falcon 9 can launch, and still hopefully being 25 time cheaper to launch. Remember the Saturn V? That cost about a billion dollars to launch, and SpaceX is making a rocket that can to pretty much the same as the Saturn V and yet be only 2 million dollars to launch. So no, its not a complete waste of money.

      3. Starboy 101

        It is far from a waste of money. In the pursuit of space exploration, we have developed numerous technologies that have benefitted humans on earth in countless ways (IE: surgical robots) And using space based technology, we can accurately track the progress of human driven climate change. Besides, by colonizing other planets, we can create a backup in case earth is rendered uninhabitable via some sort of disaster, safeguarding the future of the human race. And if you’re worried about cost, remember, nasa is less that 0.5 percent of the us government’s budget, so they would be better off taking some off the military, NASA also actually makes a profit, so the whole “waste of money” thing is irrelevant.

      4. Lensflare Deviant

        @Matheus That's nonsense.

      5. logitech4873

        @Matheus I did. Can you link me to what you've been reading?

    75. Joseph Screen

      Making history right here! Congratulations to everyone at space X for all their hard work, it seems to have paid off. :)

    76. นาก น้อย


    77. chetan kashyap

      Most controlled rocket I have ever seen.🔥🔥🔥👍🏻😊🌕🌎

      1. chetan kashyap

        @Everyday Starshipnaut - SN10 it's your thought 👍🏻

      2. Everyday Starshipnaut - SN10

        All rockets in the world is precisely controlled.

    78. Geetha Manumari

      good job space x never give up

    79. محمد قاسم

      I hate billionaires they are greedy

      1. Lensflare Deviant

        Lots of little people hate their betters.

      2. Exploration

        I hate people who think billionaires who do good are the same as the people who spent lots of money on useless things

      3. King Smoothy

        I hate people like you who hate billionairase

      4. Abhay Agarwal

        I hate ppl like you who put every billionaires in the sane basket .

    80. G Anand Hemant

      ❤️❤️ ☮️ Going to mars is not just about all positivity Imagine taking a mankind at its worst too, all the bloodshed, pain, hate, crimes, injustice, wars, jealousy, etc to another planet. We have already messed up the earth, is mars next? Plz let the universe alone. Mars is so beautiful on its own.. it dont deserve us.. either make mars peaceful or else let humanity keep our dirty self here on this earth.. its not about making humanity a multiplanet species, its about making love a multiplanet virtue. ❤️❤️ ☮️

      1. AtheoGaming07

        @G Anand Hemant earth is the next mars. Mark my words.

      2. Stevan Matejic

        @G Anand Hemant I will, gotta do a bunch of stuff rn so make sure to remind me. I should be done in a few hours

      3. G Anand Hemant

        @Stevan Matejic may be u understand, so will u tell me?

      4. Stevan Matejic

        @G Anand Hemant you seem to not understand the concept of becoming a multi-planet species do ya?

      5. MrBreadStone

        bro its literally a ball of rock in the middle of a vast emptiness, nobody cares

    81. Noé Space


    82. Hxxvz

      Congratulations SpaceX and Elon Musk

    83. Rancillin Montgomery

      Elon is my Hero!


      are you gonna fly it again?

      1. Isaac Sothern


      2. Jack Whitlock

        @MrBreadStone SN15 has been moved back to the build site

      3. MrBreadStone

        its on the launch pad and i think they just need approval

      4. Jack Whitlock

        Potentially, nothing has been confirmed

    85. Eamon Shields

      Truly Phenomenal Work Elon And SpaceX Team. Well Done 🚀🌕🌌

    86. Kim

      Hey musk, what do you say? How many birds did you kill today? Hands off the environment you bastards

      1. Isaac Sothern

        Starship uses methane and liquid oxygen (CH4 and O2), when you burn them together they make carbon dioxide and water vapor, SpaceX uses the Sabatier process to convert the carbon dioxide and water vapor (CO2 and H2O) into rocket fuel again (CH4 and O2). Sure it does produce some trace gases like NOx that's created by the high temperatures of rocket exhausts making the nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere to react, you could try to separate it back into nitrogen and oxygen but it's probably more trouble than it's worth.

      2. AtheoGaming07

        @Kim lol tell me a rocket without polution, then cry with 0ft in the corner.

      3. Starboy 101

        Human planetary colonization creates a safeguard for the future of the human race, in the quite likely possibility of a beyond control threat to our planet’s habitability. So, by your logic, a few acres of wildlife habitat in south Texas is more important then the future of the human race. Also, the technologies created in pursuit of space exploration have already helped people back on earth in countless ways. (IE: surgical robots, satellites that monitor climate change), so the payoff is immense compared to the investment in land and resources.

      4. Lensflare Deviant

        More birds die flying into windows than during Spacex launches. You just keep spouting ignorant nonsense. It's all you fools CAN do.

      5. Freeman 3000

        stop spamming spacex hater.

    87. frantz alexander Seippel


    88. Rifqi Athafif

      wow finnaly successful landing

    89. Jimmy B. Perez Lopez

      Aun el gas lo ahoga al aterrizaje.

    90. jacky mai

      The aboard rhythm subjectively avoid because baboon exemplarily expand above a pretty coffee. mighty, silky missile

    91. Mike Foreman

      Y’all have fun with the composites

    92. Mike Foreman

      You’ll need heat tiles on it anyway and carbon-carbon wings & Possibly nose cone

      1. Matt's Youtube stuff

        @Mike Foreman I'm sure they've thought about reentry already. Thanks for the tips tho

      2. Lensflare Deviant

        Those black hexagons, those are the heatshield tiles.

      3. logitech4873

        @Mike Foreman 11 minutes of 3000f? When would it ever experience something like that?

      4. genesis space administration

        @Mike Foreman the stainless steel they are using (I think it's 301) becomes stronger at Cryogenic temperatures and anyways its melting point is higher

      5. Mike Foreman

        Stainless will not survive Nearly 11 minutes of heating to 3,000 degrees F. Carboncarbon composite is used on the leading edges at the very least.

    93. Juanpablo Valentin Cerda

      Tienen que seguir el usó del motor y la patas deben mejorar el material. Usá el Sn15.

    94. Yaladoodle

      Is it just me, or does this narrator sound like Tom Hanks?

    95. Jesse Hellweg

      This is so utterly amazing! How more of the world isn't focused on this marvel is beyond me.

    96. Piotr Handke

      To Starlink why worry about the polar's no refiling no danger but reliability with constant influence even with cheese strategy. Best regards ps1. Do not drill through the moon on dark site, because you won't stop him from falling to Earth. ps2. Who evet it try's! ps3. it is gas no liquid.

      1. Fal_Con_

        @Piotr Handke I had a stroke reading this

      2. Piotr Handke

        who does drill it or stop it is no matter to lift off to stop it.

    97. Kale LeMaster

      There's nothing like seeing those Raptors relight and reorientate and slowly lower to the pad. I felt almost out of body everytime I see it.

    98. Larry Carmody

      Gona explored if they don't put those fires out

      1. Exploration

        It’s a temporary thing. And this happened a couple of weeks ago and it didn’t explode

    99. Joseph Majchut

      Like 👍

    100. darkree64

      I’m going to be sp happy when mission control says:Starship has landed on Mars.

      1. rakeshraaj ravinthiran

        @Mike Foreman Shut up

      2. King Ghidorah

        @Mike Foreman elon never wanted it to be profitable

      3. Chris Lemfors

        @Heather Cottle don't care as long as it gets done fast, not to much time left,😰😱🤫🤭😁🤪🤪🚀🌌🌀✨👽👍🌞🌞🌞🌏😭🌌👍8-)8-)8-)8-)

      4. Chris Lemfors

        @BotchedAgain! YAY,🤭🤪🥀🇭🇲8-)8-)8-)8-)

      5. Chris Lemfors

        @Anonymous yeessss.!!!???🤪8-)8-)8-)8-)