SN15 completes test flight

SN15 on the pad with the nose cone test structure

5 May saw SN15 perform its first test flight from Boca Chica, Texas. After a prior attempt on 30 April which was scrubbed, SN15 successfully ignited its three raptor engines and took the skies at 17:24 local time (22:24 UTC). The entire flight lasted nearly 6 minutes, featuring successful ignition, liftoff, ascent, bellyflop descent and […]

Destruction of SN11

SN11 tests its flaps on the launch stand

March 30th saw an extremely foggy day in Boca Chica, Texas for SN11‘s test flight. As with the previous test flights, the ignition, ascent, flip and controlled descent were all performed successfully. The landing process encountered an unexpected problem, on the official stream from SpaceX the video ceased functioning at T+05:49 and not returning. The […]

BN1 stacked

BN1 stacked in the High Bay

On 18 March 2021 the very first Super Heavy booster, BN1, was successfully stacked in the High Bay at Boca Chica. Elon announced its completion on Twitter. He also answered a question from Tim Dodd (Everyday Astronaut) stating that BN1 would be a production pathfinder, which they were using to gain information and experience on […]

SN11 Rollout

SN11 being placed on Suborbital Launch Pad B

SpaceX completed the rollout of SN11 from the High Bay to Suborbital Pad B on Monday 8th was completed within a few hours. The next steps for SN11 will now be cryogenic testing, followed by a static fire to check the three raptor engines that were installed pre-rollout and then a potential test flight. Check […]

Thank you to Chris and Nasaspaceflight.com

I wanted to express my thanks to Chris Bergin of NASASpaceFlight.com for allowing me to use their photos on this website. All photos will be attributed to NSF and their respective photographers. NASASpaceFlight.com is a fantastic website filled with information on not just SpaceX but the wider activity in the space industry, and I’d encourage […]

New Plans for Boca Chica

A proposed development plan for Boca Chica has come to light. The plans include: Two orbital launch pads (one is currently under construction) Two integration towers next to the orbital launch pads A new landing pad in addition to the one that currently exists The two existing suborbital launch pads Two structural test stands for […]

UTC Time

Monday, 06-Dec-21 17:30:00 UTC

Boca Chica Local Time

Monday, 06-Dec-21 11:30:00 CST