Starship | SN11 | High-Altitude Flight Test

As early as Tuesday, March 30, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 11 (SN11) - our fourth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype from Starbase in Texas. Similar to previous high-altitude flight tests of Starship, SN11 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. SN11 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. SN11’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 fourth high-altitude flight test of Starship!




  • Kaboom? Yes kaboom

    Harry LiangHarry LiangNapja
  • I hope you won’t fail the next time

  • Does the SN series starships have any type of gyroscope or gyroscopic stabilizer in it? Can it be used to control the landing form the belly flop maneuver from over rotation? Can you increase the raptor engine nozzle gimbaling angles?

    John RuckmanJohn Ruckman2 napja
    • @John Ruckman They do that to reduce Horizontal Velocity

      Jack WhitlockJack Whitlock12 órája
    • @Jack Whitlock So why the over rotation from the belly flop maneuver? The gyrostabilizers combined with the navigation/steering units should prevent that.

      John RuckmanJohn RuckmanNapja
    • Yes, they all have gyroscopes. They don’t need to increase the gimbal limit

      Jack WhitlockJack WhitlockNapja
  • Can you takeover the airline industry also? Please show these greedy fat cats how it’s done. Tesla is already owning the automobile industry. At least think about marketing your older models in car rentals near airports or train stations. Take this opportunity to monopolize the transportation market and use your ships for international flights!

    Lee ChaolanLee Chaolan2 napja
  • Who here has been addicted to spaceflights?

    Lol GamerLol Gamer2 napja
  • Походу взорвался)))))

    Уткир УтаевУткир Утаев2 napja
  • Илон Маск, я хочу на Марс забери меня. Мне тут скучно :)

    Уткир УтаевУткир Утаев2 napja
  • Why doesn't SpaceX use fusion engines like those presented at the University of Washington by Mrs. Graebner? 🚀

    Jean-René PALUMBOJean-René PALUMBO2 napja
  • So, another smoldering mass left on the landing pad? Who the hell knows?

    Igor SchmidlappIgor Schmidlapp2 napja
  • And the rockets silver glare, it broke apart midair, gave proof through the fog, that SpaceX is certified Pog

    Spaceguy 1969Spaceguy 19692 napja
  • T+ 05.49

    Kasun Wathsara HapangamaKasun Wathsara Hapangama3 napja
  • I think that was SpaceX's good test, so they didn't want us to see that

    QuielanQuielan3 napja
    • I dont think so, it could be epic to watch it explode

      Pol VallsPol Valls2 napja
  • Sn12, sn13 and sn14: Ah yes if it isnt the forgotten prototype, Sn11: hey atleast i flew and didnt get scrapped

    edwin hennumedwin hennum3 napja
  • Asombroso!!! Espero estos años que vienen sea el nacimiento de la era interplanetaria de la humanidad

    AD Audiovisual y Diseño spaAD Audiovisual y Diseño spa3 napja
  • Как круто що мы рално космос на марс литим .Ки 2050 плоско зимлшкив стане менши коли рално луди масово на инши плнти лититмут ура !!!. Я ранше думав що це лиш коцу 21 век но нет сирдни столитий

    nazar Ennazar En3 napja
  • Awesome

  • You can only fail if you stop trying.

    Pedro SantosPedro Santos3 napja
  • SN11 aka "The John Cena"

    Pedro SantosPedro Santos3 napja
  • Why did they launch on a day like this?! That fog is like soup!

    Simon Hulme KTSimon Hulme KT4 napja
    • Because the weather within the next week was a thinderstorm

      Pol VallsPol Valls2 napja
  • Faa:nah it’s too sunny it’s too hot to launch it Faa:yeessssssss we will launch it in the most intense fog were we can’t see starship

    Sfs JakeySfs Jakey4 napja
  • I have a suggestion for SpaceX for the engine area. Rather than that area being a cylinder, make a dome in the top of that engine shroud. It would do 3 things: 1) Improve thrust 2) Improve stability while landing 3) Reduce the noise That noise comes from the cylindrical shape of that bottom shroud area. Combining the idea of a "Hemi" engine (where the combustion chamber is in the shape of a dome), I think this would make tons of improvements.

    Jerry DodgeJerry Dodge4 napja
    • You know? i think you should let the real engineers and tech people do their job; They don't need a "Suggestion and explanation" from a random guy on YT. You have such a high ego.

      ̇̇3 napja
    • There's overall too much "empty space" which echoes and does more harm than good. Wasted energy.

      Jerry DodgeJerry Dodge4 napja
    • And actually, it's not just the noise, but the vibrations that tend to shake things apart. A dome would help stabilize the whole bottom of the Starship. After all, humans have been building dome-shaped buildings for centuries...

      Jerry DodgeJerry Dodge4 napja
  • Besides all the optimism & spirit, miss the spectacular 💥 in the air. That would have been a stunning web cast 🎆✨💯

    Googan GangleGoogan Gangle4 napja
  • Hippity hoppity, rocket go: 💥

    Quinn STANFIELDQuinn STANFIELD4 napja
    • Poppity?

      Brent SmithBrent Smith4 napja
  • Fantastic achievements 🇺🇲

    CS RomeroCS Romero5 napja
  • I don't want one soul that belongs to God lost for all eternity. Please reject the forbidden fruit for Covid-19. If anyone recieves the vaccine, they will be seperated from God for all eternity. I warn because I care. Jesus Christ is coming. If you seek Him you will find Him. The Lord looks nothing like the famous pictures. I've seen Him. God is faithful to His promises. Everything written in the book of revelation will be fulfilled. We are at the end.

    Music 4MySoulMusic 4MySoul5 napja
    • @Pol Valls Seek Jesus Christ for yourself in prayer. And He is coming back to judge the world. Now is mercy time but the door us closing.

      Music 4MySoulMusic 4MySoul2 napja
    • @Music 4MySoul God has created men, and he is doing nothing to solve that problem. What an idol you have... giving me random HUlabel videos as sources, because, yeah, HUlabel doesn't delete your video even if you're lying...

      Pol VallsPol Valls2 napja
    • @Pol Valls I have a playlist called Jesus Encounters. There's no excuses. We all have to work on out own salvation, and relationship with God. Jesus Christ didn't create a pandemic or climate change. That's all man's fault.

      Music 4MySoulMusic 4MySoul2 napja
    • @Music 4MySoul ._. My granpa died and he never saw jesus, because he has never lived and even if all the studies that conclude so were mistakes, he died long time ago. God gave us climate change and this pandemic, and now you want me to find it? He/she (God) is a very stupid person who only wants to have fun

      Pol VallsPol Valls2 napja
    • @Pol Valls It takes time. I had to fast and pray. I stay up praying nights. It's not easy.

      Music 4MySoulMusic 4MySoul2 napja
  • Spacex: we are gonna fly this thing and land it Sn11 at the landing portion of the flight: *I SAID WE BOOMIN TODAY*

    jawlock gamingjawlock gaming5 napja
  • I wonder what happened to the rocket a lil hazy on what happened exactly

    theGthatIAMtheGthatIAM6 napja
    • “Ascent phase, transition to horizontal & control during free fall were good. A (relatively) small Methane leak led to fire on engine 2 & fried part of avionics, causing hard start attempting landing burn in Methane turbopump.” Elon Musk on Twitter

      Jack WhitlockJack Whitlock3 napja
  • This is a dream ship, I wonder if it will have a luxury interior.

    sunahurasunahura6 napja
  • Elon and the team have forgotten about the traditional champagne bottle smashing, that's what happen. GO SPACE X😍😍😍😍😂😂😂😂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

    sunahurasunahura6 napja
  • 11:36 setup

    Patt sfsPatt sfs6 napja
  • Go Texas!!!!!

    Chris WalkerChris Walker7 napja
  • The SN 11 did land successfully

    Joe BantzJoe Bantz7 napja
    • @Jack Whitlock Thousands even. :-)

      M JonsM Jons5 napja
    • Landed successfully in a few hundred pieces

      Jack WhitlockJack Whitlock6 napja
  • Hoang tien sy and pham van chung use read thinking machine to follow me to kill me

    Thị Trúc LâmThị Trúc Lâm7 napja
  • You guys got this 💪

    itz tiggzitz tiggz7 napja
  • Cacacacc caca canal

    Lucely AlbinoLucely Albino8 napja
  • I can't see...

    KiezerjiraKiezerjira8 napja
  • Is it alive? I know that you are testing, and this flight was again better than the other ones. But what happened at the landing? Did you manage it?

    Das KnochentrockenDas Knochentrocken8 napja
    • It exploded in mid air unfortunately during the landing burn.

      TimeProTimePro8 napja
  • Only testing

    Ajith KumarAjith Kumar9 napja
  • most inspiring thing in the last 50 years. Keep going forward! I love Space X!

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue9 napja
  • I will too become an elon musk and start up company like space X,because I am very very interested in astronomy.

    Banala VarshithBanala Varshith9 napja
  • How to cut waves of read thinking machine

    Biên PhạmBiên Phạm10 napja

    Buğra Çağrı YURTBuğra Çağrı YURT10 napja
  • yes....

    Juan NicolasJuan Nicolas10 napja
    • Amazing

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue9 napja
  • The road to success is always under construction~ Civil Engineer

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy10 napja
  • woohoooo!

    BaBa GanoushBaBa Ganoush10 napja
  • Never give up!

    yOkay_yOkay_10 napja
  • Coming soon: the launch of SN12

    GD gamerGD gamer10 napja
    • @TimePro okay

      GD gamerGD gamer10 napja
    • @GD gamer SN12-14 are not being built because SN15 has major upgrades.

      TimeProTimePro10 napja
    • @Biegan What do you mean, what is the SN15 going to do?

      GD gamerGD gamer10 napja
    • You are wrong bro, next will be SN15

      BieganBiegan10 napja
  • 5:47

    Xeno SFS - SFS Content and NewsXeno SFS - SFS Content and News10 napja
    • @Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News It’s a bot

      Jack WhitlockJack Whitlock9 napja
    • @nieooj gotoy there are none

      Xeno SFS - SFS Content and NewsXeno SFS - SFS Content and News10 napja
    • Add Russian subtitles, please

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy10 napja
  • 5:47

    Xeno SFS - SFS Content and NewsXeno SFS - SFS Content and News10 napja
  • #SpaceX Why don't you use the same system for landing as you do with your Falcon rockets and your intended main Starship booster? It works!

    Phil Rosa-LeekePhil Rosa-Leeke11 napja
    • Starship in particular will be coming from orbital speeds, both on earth and mars and going into a belly flop burns off a lot more speed than descending like the falcon 9 and the first stage. It also has more maneuverability at said angle with its fins. The landing system coming out of that belly flop needs to be able to land in rough terrain and landing like a rocket is much easier than landing like a plane. It also makes it easier to take off again.

      Lmao.Lmao.11 napja
  • Is a question of doctrin.If you cant understand,just pay for the Spitfire.

    Enrico CivardiEnrico Civardi11 napja
  • There is Space Mafia.No,is not possible build there,Pig,you have to pay.We love the Spitfire.

    Enrico CivardiEnrico Civardi11 napja
  • Nice video keep it up make more related videos

    K JayanthK Jayanth11 napja
  • Others have asked this already: please put some telemetry on screen!

    Franco CFranco C11 napja
  • Hi good nice to see

    Shahbaz ahmedShahbaz ahmed11 napja
  • There is a better way to land StarShip and the heavy booster. If the landing pad was made out of a metal grid of sorts and raised 50+ feet into the air, when a space craft comes in for a landing the pad drops as the craft touches down. The pad then does all the breaking so no major legs are needed to cushion the landing. This is a much safer way to land. The drop and break landing pad absorbs all the energy. It can be made very low tech so as not to fail. Come on we can do this!

    htannberghtannberg11 napja
    • @htannberg I fail to see what’s wrong with doing it SpaceXs way...

      TimeProTimePro7 napja
    • @TimePro Yes, I truly believe so. All the mega hard stuff has already be done. Landing a spacecraft on a 100? foot circle for example. Slowing 240 tons down from 5 or 10 mph to zero in 50 feet should not be too hard for SpaceX engineers.

      htannberghtannberg7 napja
    • @htannberg You call your design SIMPLE?

      TimeProTimePro7 napja
    • @TimePro I'm sure the Ford Pinto engineers said the same thing. It comes down to, too many things have to go right for the catch a booster to work. Why design something harder than it has to be? A simple design that works is always better.

      htannberghtannberg7 napja
    • Orrrrr we can do it the way the engineers want to do it?

      TimeProTimePro7 napja
  • Amazing

    VPDVPD12 napja
  • wow is realy cool:)

    Patate LechatPatate Lechat12 napja
  • I,m not an engineer but as I've seen the lift and landing, in case of landing maneuver it seems to have huge momentum that the engines can't harmonize the huge momentum to the required landing momentum or speed. Perhaps it may need more time as that landing maneuver must start from a reasonably high distance to enable the engines to harmonize the huge momentum, parachuting may be needed to reduce the great pressure created by engines abruptly to absorb the kinetic energy , in turn may lead to destroying the ship.

    gamil sultangamil sultan12 napja
    • SN10 (which landed) flipped around the same distance SN11 flipped and exploded. SN10 landed.

      TheSeeker50TheSeeker509 napja
    • Flipping higher wouldn’t help if an engine explodes (Like it did here)

      Jack WhitlockJack Whitlock12 napja
  • What a foggy day, can't see a thing

    Marc Christian CastorMarc Christian Castor12 napja
  • starship is not coming back so starship went to the space ;)

    lyric layslyric lays13 napja
    • передоз селитрой

      hoiy vinosahoiy vinosa12 napja
  • Add Russian subtitles, please

    Витёк КрутВитёк Крут13 napja
    • parese que el clima afecta el gas puede estar caliente o frio escuche uno de los audios y exploto porque estaba frio

      hoiy vinosahoiy vinosa12 napja
  • FAA Clear sunny day: Not today FAA Intense thick fog: LEZZZDODISSHIIIT!!!

    hoiy vinosahoiy vinosa13 napja
  • Past, present and future is but a stubborn Illusion-- Sir Albert Einstein You are my inspiration Sir Elon Musk

    UNDAWN harshUNDAWN harsh13 napja
  • Ok when we loose the signal. The simple reason is starship burned away.

    infospot100infospot10013 napja
    • Not really but okay

      TimeProTimePro13 napja
  • Wow, so exciting!✨🚀

    miko foinmiko foin14 napja
    • 6.06 look at the middle you will find some lil fire coming out that’s leakage

      hoiy vinosahoiy vinosa13 napja
  • Oof

    samusamu14 napja
  • space is so 20th century

    ufor uforufor ufor14 napja
    • Space is the last frontier tf do u mean lol

      ̇̇3 napja
    • @Ferocious Gamer Hilarious

      Space XSpace X13 napja
    • so going to mars is something we would do in 1990?

      Ferocious GamerFerocious Gamer14 napja
  • 6:12 The engine failed here and that's why Starship SN11 is not coming back.

    Houa HouaHoua Houa14 napja
  • Took 1000 tests to get the light bulb formula right. This is #11. @ElonMusk and the team are doing just fine.

    Anthony C CarnellAnthony C Carnell14 napja
    • @miko foin Absolutely - we think the same way. Have a great Friday

      Anthony C CarnellAnthony C Carnell13 napja
    • “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

      miko foinmiko foin14 napja
  • too bad there's no space programs anymore even space movies goes out in touch with realities because we keep changing display technologies, what is space missions without displays. Unless spaceships is loaded with technologies and there's holodeck, where to have such realities, I still duno....if it's possible. But space will blow your mind is it comparable with colorfull 3D biotech...

    ufor uforufor ufor15 napja
  • Ha

    gaurang joshigaurang joshi15 napja
  • thank You for what you guys are doing for humanity! Peace.

    gioyu comigioyu comi15 napja
    • Can't you even Launch this Thing from a Pläne Like the Steam Chase to practice only the landing maneuver

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose14 napja
  • Thanks ! I know you all are very busy, but I wish Elon Musk and Team could find the time to help Pr. Biden & Congress implement the *American Jobs Plan* . Watching your amazing *skills* , the needs of America and the reality of the Work Force, there is a huge gap that this next Stimulus must end or Asia will eat USA lunch and dinner. Sometimes just pointing in the right direction and goals can make a World of Differences.

    Joseph MartinJoseph Martin15 napja
    • “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose14 napja
  • Hey space X, Got some ideas for yall one increase the cone sizes of the raptor engines doesn't have to be circular maybe another spade, why can you add the honey comb slider like the other rocket, with the capability of closing the holes with the comb and control air flow, can aerodynamics help as well. Just an idea.

    Dragone Inc.Dragone Inc.15 napja
    • Well that was a dud. Seriously, if you can't get the cameras to work? And unless you're suicidal you wouldn't want to be the first to fly Musky Air

      gioyu comigioyu comi15 napja
  • parese que el clima afecta el gas puede estar caliente o frio escuche uno de los audios y exploto porque estaba frio

    Jimmy B. Perez LopezJimmy B. Perez Lopez15 napja
  • передоз селитрой

    Eby HohloskotEby Hohloskot15 napja
  • This will be known as USS Enterprise NCC-1701A will it have warp drive functionality

    WallstreetbetsWallstreetbets15 napja
    • Wall street bets avatar i see

      Mudkip909Mudkip90915 napja
  • Who down voted this are you offended by a rocket?

    Jay__KaayJay__Kaay15 napja
  • Not today. :)

    MaxwellMaxwell15 napja
  • 6.06 look at the middle you will find some lil fire coming out that’s leakage

    MemgiMemgi15 napja
  • Whenever it is going to land space X hides it from us. Something is suspicious

    • @THE ROCKERS "not to argue with fools" no wonder you're so confident in yourself.

      Lmao.Lmao.11 napja
    • ​@THE ROCKERS Bruh this is a VERY work in progress design, they didn't nail falcon 9 for a while

      Bloody EvolutionBloody Evolution11 napja
    • @TimePro u look at some falcon9 landings and others. Oh i am sorry Because I have a simple rule in life "not to argue with fools" and you are correct my friend.

    • They must have one hell of a fog machine...

      Brent SmithBrent Smith12 napja
    • Look at SN10 and the previous attempts and say that again.

      TimeProTimePro15 napja
  • F

    SantosSantos15 napja
  • Man will go mars no earlier than 2040. Even a small cybertruck takes years to be released to public, I can't imagine how long it will take starship to meet all the requirements. Probably decades. The news says we will see Man on mars very soon, just to keep us high expectations, but I think it's just marketing. I'm just being realistic.

    Igor Delta F.Igor Delta F.16 napja
    • @Jul1an unfortunately spacex does not exist without Nasa. At least for now. Spacex works together with Nasa in many fields, and spacex gets a lot of money from Nasa programs which is government funding. Spacex Just build rockets , while Nasa, makes lab research, provide astronauts and many other things that are essential to go mars. Spacex may have a rocket ready for mars very soon, but so many other factors are in game, such as getting an entire crew ready to stay 500+ days in space, make the journey significant economically, doing the correct research, and have enough safety for future missions. Not for this decade.

      Igor Delta F.Igor Delta F.3 napja
    • With NASA yes... With SpaceX no... Look how long the Apollo program needed... About 7-9 Years or something. In about 4-6 years or at least in this decade we will be able to go to mars.

      Jul1anJul1an3 napja
  • “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cose16 napja
  • Can't you even Launch this Thing from a Pläne Like the Steam Chase to practice only the landing maneuver

    Philipp SchmidtbauerPhilipp Schmidtbauer16 napja
    • @Jul1an :)

      Philipp SchmidtbauerPhilipp Schmidtbauer2 napja
    • @Philipp Schmidtbauer Wusste ich es doch xD Regt mich auch immer auf^^

      Jul1anJul1an2 napja
    • @Jul1an auto correction im from Germany

      Philipp SchmidtbauerPhilipp Schmidtbauer3 napja
    • From a "pläne"... Of course... Do you know how big that "pläne" would need to be? No "pläne" is able to carry such a big and heavy rocket. You would have to modify a 747 or something specially for the Starship. And it would be dangerous for the persons on the "pläne"

      Jul1anJul1an3 napja
  • Go on man You will conquer

    Soumya TajSoumya Taj16 napja
  • Well that was a dud. Seriously, if you can't get the cameras to work? And unless you're suicidal you wouldn't want to be the first to fly Musky Air

    Erik BrunerErik Bruner16 napja
    • Try to fix them let's see how that will go

      CedwyCedwy14 napja
    • Don't you guys have patience men!!

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose16 napja
  • ❤️🙏

    Paz C.Paz C.16 napja
  • It may of failed but I know SpaceX they keep going! Mars here we come!

    IllustrationIllustration16 napja
  • An Idea. Why not to use helium atmosphere under the skirt of starship? It can eliminate burning of raptor engine and helium is allready in nose cone tank.

    standal001standal00116 napja
  • You should make a compilation of failed starship launches and landings. That would be fun, especially with some dramatic music in the background. I suggest Edvard Grieg

    Mikhail SporyshevMikhail Sporyshev16 napja
  • Okay

    Master PieceMaster Piece16 napja
  • “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

    doire aintudoire aintu16 napja
  • great!

    Igor LIgor L16 napja
  • What font is used for the timer? It's beautiful

    CoolJRTCoolJRT17 napja
    • Clock: *is beautiful* Clock: *freezes* *American engineering at its finest* Ever heard of a Swiss clock failing?

      CoolJRTCoolJRT17 napja
  • What is happenig with SN11?

    N MN M17 napja
    • They could also easily crawl back into the skiff to take a break, eat, rest, use the toilet, whatever to satisfy basic personal needs. Astronauts could safely, comfortably and easil

      doire aintudoire aintu16 napja
  • Uh i tink the engean imploded and fire to full and boom

    lets game it out on robloxlets game it out on roblox17 napja
  • “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

    aola wiliaola wili17 napja
    • And forgot something in the end: *Actually succeeding.*

      Abdula OsmanAbdula Osman8 napja
  • Dust yourself off and make another ship Elon. Eventually you will succeed again. I look forward to watching it happen. 🌟 Cheers to SN12

    Cassandra Lynne Rose WilsonCassandra Lynne Rose Wilson17 napja
    • next is SN15 SN12-14 got skipped because their designs were out dated

      CedwyCedwy14 napja