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|Fate:||Scrapped in February 2021|
SN5 was a low altitude Starship prototype. According to Musk SN5 was planned to have both header tanks and a nose cone, but following the destruction of SN4 the nose cone was not implemented on the prototype.
Following the destruction of SN4 and the rapid repairs to the pad, SN5 was rolled out and underwent both Cryogenic testing and a static fire test which it passed.
On 4 August 2020 SN5 flew for its first and only time, performing a 150m hop from launch site to landing pad becoming the first prototype since Starhopper to achieve flight.
Following the flight SN5 was retired and returned to the construction yard, where it was dissembled in February 2021, a process that was completed in early March. As of 30 April sections of SN5 were still in the scrap yard.
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