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Type: Prototype
Class: Starship
Status: Destroyed
Fate: Tank rupture during testing
Year Built: 2019
Year Decomissioned: 2019


The Mk1 prototype was completed ahead of a public unveiling on 28 September 2019 during an updated on the Starship program by Elon Musk.

The prototype later had its nosecone removed, before being rolled out for testing. It was during this testing that the prototype’s tanks were ruptured and destroyed while under going a cryogenic pressure test.


All dates & times are local unless otherwise indicated.

Date Type Location
December 2018 Construction Boca Chica, Texas
20 November 2019 Cryogenic Pressure Test Failure Suborbital Pad A, Boca Chica, Texas
20 November 2019 Decomissioned Boca Chica, Texas


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UTC Time

Wednesday, 07-Dec-22 19:50:36 UTC

Boca Chica Local Time

Wednesday, 07-Dec-22 13:50:36 CST