Booster 5


Type: Prototype
Class: Super Heavy
Status: Under Construction
Current Location: Boca Chica, Texas
Area: High Bay
Year Built: 2021


Parts of Booster 5 were photographed by Mary (BocaChicaGal) on 10 August. At the end of August Elon Musk stated on Twitter that they were hoping to perform the first attempt to catch a Super Heavy with Booster 5.

The first pieces of Booster 5 were placed in the High Bay for stacking on 10 September, several days after Booster 4 had been moved to Orbital Launch Pad A. In early October it was observed that Booster 5 had been lowered over a new tank that was assumed to be for boost back and landing burn. On 4 October the forward section was stacked in the Mid Bay, while the four grid fins were spotted by RVG Aerial on 7 October at the same time Mary (BocaChicaGal) photographed the thrust puck. On 12 October Mary was also able to photograph Booster 5 having its grid fins being fitted.

The aft tanks were spotted being moved to the High Bay on 22 October by Nic Ansuini.


All dates & times are local unless otherwise indicated.

Date Type Location
10 August Construction Boca Chica, Texas
Parts spotted


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UTC Time

Wednesday, 27-Oct-21 12:55:34 UTC

Boca Chica Local Time

Wednesday, 27-Oct-21 07:55:34 CDT