Starship Orbital Launch Timeline Checklist [S24 and B7] | Live Updates

This article serves the purpose providing the latest up to date information about SpaceX’s Starship/SuperHeavy Program in Starbase, Texas all in one place. Below are tables with milestones for the current active Ship and Booster, as well as updates about many events in Starbase under the “Live Updates” tab. The “Live Updates” tab is updated, as events happen, within minutes. Any questions or issues regarding this article can be sent to @AustinDeSisto on Twitter.

Check out the long-lasting test campaign of Booster 4 and Ship 20 here: Will Ship 20 and Booster 4 Fly? (retired article)

Expected Milestones

EventDate

Booster 7 Engine (33) Install

June 11, 2022

Booster 7 Rollout

June 23, 2022

Booster 7 Chopstick Lift

June 23, 2022

Booster 7 Cryo Test

April 04, 2022

Booster 7 Spin Prime Test (Anomaly)

July 11, 2022

Booster 7 One Engine Spin Prime (Success)

August 08, 2022

Booster 7 Static Fire (One Engine)

August 09, 2022

Booster 7 Engine Testing

TBD – In MegaBay
Booster 8 TestingSoon – awiting lift

Ship 24 Engine (6) Install

July 02, 2022

Ship 24 Thermal Protectino System (TPS) Completion

Completed

Ship 24 Rollout

July 05, 2022

Ship 24 Cryo Test

June 02, 2022

Ship 24 Spin Prime Test

July 18, 2022

Ship 24 Static Fire (Two Engines)

August 09, 2022

Ship 24 Static Fire (Six Engines)

September 08, 2022
Full StackGetting closer!

Full Stack Cryo Test

TBD

33 Engine Static Fire

TBD

FAA Launch License

Hopefully soon

First Orbital Flight

NET September
CompletedIn ProgressTBD

Live Updates:

September 21, 2022 – 23:22 UTC [18:22 CDT]:

Booster 7 is in the MegaBay.

September 21, 2022 – 20:43 UTC [15:43 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on Hwy 4 heading back to the production site.

September 21, 2022 – 17:11 UTC [12:11 CDT]:

Road open.

September 21, 2022 – 16:40 UTC [11:40 CDT]:

B7 is on the transport stand.

September 21, 2022 – 15:52 UTC [10:52 CDT]:

Booster 7 is in the air.

September 21, 2022 – 13:21 UTC [08:21 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 21, 2022 – 03:58 UTC [September 20, 2022 – 22:58 CDT]:

Road open.

September 20, 2022 – 19:17 UTC [14:17 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 20, 2022 – 01:10 UTC [September 19, 2022 – 20:10 CDT]:

B8 has arrived at the launch site.

September 20, 2022 – 00:03 UTC [September 19, 2022 – 19:03 CDT]:

Booster 8 is on Highway 4.

September 19, 2022 – 23:00 UTC [18:00 CDT]:

Booster 8 is outside of the Mega Bay.

September 19, 2022 – 19:56 UTC [14:56 CDT]:

Road open. Next closure in just over 4 hours.

September 19, 2022 – 17:46:56 UTC [12:46:56 CDT]:

Seven engine static fire of Booster 7!

September 19, 2022 – 17:18 UTC [12:18 CDT]:

Siren! About 10 minutes to seven static fire.

September 19, 2022 – 17:03 UTC [12:03 CDT]:

Methane engine chill and liquid oxygen chill have started once again.

September 19, 2022 – 15:54:44 UTC [10:54:44 CDT]:

7 Engine spin prime test on Boster 7.

September 19, 2022 – 15:27 UTC [10:27 CDT]:

Liquid oxygen enginge chill has started.

September 19, 2022 – 15:21 UTC [10:21 CDT]:

Methane engine chill has started.

September 19, 2022 – 14:26 UTC [09:26 CDT]:

OLM vent has started.

September 19, 2022 – 13:08 UTC [08:08 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 16, 2022 – 22:09 UTC [17:09 CDT]:

Road open.

September 16, 2022 – 16:21:28 UTC [11:21:28 CDT]:

Multiple engine Spin Prime test of Booster 7.

September 16, 2022 – 13:04 UTC [08:04 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 12, 2022 22:07 UTC [17:07 CDT]:

Road open.

September 12, 2022 20:35 UTC [15:35 CDT]:

Multiple engine spin prime test of Booster 7.

September 12, 2022 13:02 UTC [08:02 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 09, 2022 02:25 UTC [September 08, 2022 – 20:25 CDT]:

Ship 24 depress vent.

September 09, 2022 02:25 UTC [September 08, 2022 – 20:25 CDT]:

The road closure window has ended. However, there is still a large grass fire slowly travelling west – towards the production site.

September 08, 2022 21:30:40 UTC [16:30:40 CDT]:

Six engine static fire of Ship 24!!

September 08, 2022 21:19 UTC [16:19 CDT]:

Siren.

September 08, 2022 20:56 UTC [15:56 CDT]:

Engine chill on Ship 24!

September 08, 2022 17:15:00 UTC [12:15:00 CDT]:

MULTIPLE engine spin prime on B7!

September 08, 2022 16:59 UTC [11:59 CDT]:

Multiple engines in engine chill.

September 08, 2022 16:53 UTC [11:53 CDT]:

A frost line is visible on B7. Propellants are in the vehicle.

September 08, 2022 13:19 UTC [08:19 CDT]:

Road closed for suspected engine testing.

September 07, 2022 16:37 UTC [11:37 CDT]:

Road closure canceled.

September 07, 2022 15:04 UTC [10:04 CDT]:

Pad clear in 1 hour.

September 07, 2022 02:01 UTC [September 06, 2022 – 20:01 CDT]:

Road open.

September 06, 2022 15:04 UTC [10:04 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 02, 2022 02:21 UTC [September 01, 2022 – 20:21 CDT]:

Road open. Today’s testing consisted of B7.1.

September 01, 2022 13:32 UTC [08:32 CDT]:

Road closed.

September 01, 2022 00:30 UTC [August 31, 2022 – 19:30 CDT]:

Road open.

August 31, 2022 21:40 UTC [16:40 CDT]:

Detanking of Ship 24.

August 31, 2022 19:48 UTC [14:48 CDT]:

Frost line forming on Ship 24.

August 31, 2022 – 18:03:39 UTC [13:03:39 CDT]:

Two engine static fire of Booster 7! Lasted about 6 seconds.

August 31, 2022 17:54 UTC [12:54 CDT]:

Siren. T-10 minutes ish.

August 31, 2022 16:06 UTC [11:06 CDT]:

Frost ring on B7.

August 31, 2022 13:05 UTC [08:05 CDT]:

Road closed.

August 30, 2022 01:27 UTC [August 29, 2022 – 20:27 CDT]:

Road open.

August 30, 2022 00:15 UTC [August 29, 2022 – 19:15 CDT]:

Short depress vent. Potential abort.

August 29, 2022 23:58 UTC [18:58 CDT]:

Engine has restarted again.

August 29, 2022 21:14 UTC [16:14 CDT]:

Engine chill on B7 has started.

August 29, 2022 19:04 UTC [14:04 CDT]:

Road closed. Chopsticks raised. Crane removed from S24.

August 26, 2022 01:22 UTC [August 25, 2022 – 20:22 CDT]:

Road open.

August 25, 2022 19:01:00 UTC [14:01:00 CDT]:

Three engine spin prime on Booster 7.

August 25, 2022 18:25:12 UTC [13:25:12 CDT]:

Three engine spin prime on Booster 7.

August 25, 2022 16:08 UTC [11:08 CDT]:

Road closed.

August 25, 2022 00:33 UTC [August 24, 2022 – 19:33 CDT]:

Road open.

August 24, 2022 19:04 UTC [14:04 CDT]:

Road closed.

August 24, 2022 00:46 UTC [August 23, 2022 – 19:46 CDT]:

Road open.

August 23, 2022 22:05 UTC [17:19 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived on the OLM.

August 23, 2022 – 21:15 UTC [16:15 CDT]:

Transport stand cleared. B7 is being lifted by the chopstick arms.

August 23, 2022 – 11:05 UTC [06:05 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived at the launch site.

August 23, 2022 – 11:05 UTC [06:05 CDT]:

Boster 7 is on the highway heading for the launch site.

August 12, 2022 – 23:04 UTC [18:04 CDT]:

Booster 7 is back at the production site.

August 12, 2022 – 21:58 UTC [16:58 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on Highway 4, heading back to the productions site.

August 12, 2022 – 20:35 UTC [15:35 CDT]:

The LR 11000 crane has been disconnected from Booster 7.

August 12, 2022 – 19:13 UTC [14:13 CDT]:

Booster 7 has been placed on the transport stand.

August 12, 2022 – 17:10 UTC [12:10 CDT]:

Booster 7 is in the air! Being removed by SpaceX’s LR 11000 crane.

August 11, 2022 – 21:52 UTC [16:52 CDT]:

Road open.

August 11, 2022 – 19:48:17 UTC [14:48:17 CDT]:

Static fire! Single engine firing on Booster 7. Lasted 20 seconds.

August 11, 2022 – 19:37 UTC [14:37 CDT]:

Siren! T-(about) 10 minutes.

August 11, 2022 – 18:47 UTC [13:47 CDT]:

Orbital Launch Pad vent.

August 11, 2022 – 17:01 UTC [12:01 CDT]:

Road closed.

August 10, 2022 03:05 UTC [August 09, 2022 – 22:05 CDT]:

Road open.

August 10, 2022 01:18:53 UTC [August 09, 2022 – 20:18:53 CDT]:

Static fire! Ship 24 has fired it’s engines for the first time!

August 10, 2022 01:10 UTC [August 09, 2022 – 20:10 CDT]:

10 minutes siren for Ship 24.

August 10, 2022 00:55 UTC [August 09, 2022 – 19:55 CDT]:

Frost ring forming on Ship 24 LOx tank.

August 09, 2022 – 22:24:54 UTC [17:24:54 CDT]:

Static fire! First ever static fire on the Orbial Launch Mount! (Single Engine)

August 09, 2022 – 22:10 UTC [17:10 CDT]:

OP notice and siren. T-0 for engine test at 22:20 UTC [17:20 CDT]

August 09, 2022 – 18:00 UTC [13:00 CDT]:

Road closed for Ship 24/Booster 7 testing.

August 09, 2022 03:38 UTC [August 08, 2022 – 22:38 CDT]:

Road open.

August 09, 2022 02:28 UTC [August 08, 2022 – 21:28 CDT]:

Booster 7 single engine spin prime #2.

August 09, 2022 02:01:35 UTC [August 08, 2022 – 21:01:35 CDT]:

Booster 7 one engine spin prime.

August 09, 2022 00:10 UTC [August 08, 2022 – 19:10 CDT]:

Orbital Tank Farm recondenser has started.

August 08, 2022 – 23:00:23 UTC [18:00:23 CDT]:

Ship 24 spin prime test #2 of the day.

August 08, 2022 – 22:10:14 UTC [17:10:14 CDT]:

Ship 24 spin prime test.

August 08, 2022 – 21:50 UTC [16:50 CDT]:

Ship 24 engine chill has started.

August 08, 2022 – 21:45 UTC [16:45 CDT]:

Ship 24 propellant loading has started.

August 08, 2022 – 21:31 UTC [16:31 CDT]:

Sub-orbital recondenser active.

August 08, 2022 – 21:10 UTC [16:10 CDT]:

Sub-orbital tank farm activity has started to join the orbital tank farm.

August 08, 2022 – 16:46 UTC [11:46 CDT]:

Road closed.

August 06, 2022 – 18:00 UTC [13:00 CDT]:

Booster 7 has made contact and is being lowered onto the OLM.

August 06, 2022 – 17:17 UTC [12:17 CDT]:

Booster 7 is in the air.

August 06, 2022 – 05:34:30 UTC [00:34:30 CDT]:

Chopstick hydrolic failure.

August 06, 2022 – 05:18 UTC [00:18 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived at the launch site

August 06, 2022 04:03 UTC [August 05, 2022 – 23:03 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on Highway 4.

July 28, 2022 02:28 UTC [July 27, 2022 – 21:28 CDT]:

Road open.

July 27, 2022 – 15:05 UTC [10:05 CDT]:

The road has been closed.

July 22, 2022 01:28 UTC [July 21, 2022 – 20:28 CDT]:

Road open.

July 21, 2022 – 20:35 UTC [15:35 CDT]:

Detank vent from Ship 24.

July 21, 2022 – 20:31:14 UTC [15:31:14 CDT]:

Another few engine spin prime test.

July 21, 2022 – 20:09:30 UTC [15:09:30 CDT]:

One engine spin prime test.

July 21, 2022 – 19:55 UTC [14:55 CDT]:

Engine chill.

July 21, 2022 – 19:21 UTC [14:21 CDT]:

Activity in Sub Orbital Tank Farm.

July 21, 2022 – 15:07 UTC [10:07 CDT]:

Road closed.

July 20, 2022 – 21:27 UTC [16:27 CDT]:

Road open.

July 20, 2022 – 19:43 UTC [14:43 CDT]

Detanking of Ship 24.

July 20, 2022 – 19:39 UTC [14:39 CDT]

Sustained depress vent marking the end of the latest test. (road closure is still up for 5:21 until 03:00 UTC [22:00 CDT])

July 20, 2022 – 19:27 UTC [14:27 CDT]:

Another spin prime test of all six engines.

July 20, 2022 – 18:20 UTC [13:20 CDT]:

Spin prime test of all six engines.

July 20, 2022 – 18:09 UTC [13:09 CDT]:

Ship 24 started venting from the engine vents and frost ring started forming on the LOx tank.

July 20, 2022 – 18:01 UTC [13:01 CDT]:

Propellant loading under way.

July 20, 2022 16:51 UTC [11:51 CDT]:

Igniter test of Ship 24.

July 20, 2022 15:39 UTC [10:39 CDT]:

Road closed.

July 20, 2022 02:23 UTC [July 19, 2022 – 21:23 CDT]:

Road open after B7.1 testing.

July 19, 2022 15:53 UTC [10:53 CDT]:

Road closed.

July 19, 2022 01:03 UTC [July 18, 2022 – 20:03 CDT]:

Road open.

July 18, 2022 21:07 UTC [16:07 CDT]:

Depress vent.

July 18, 2022 20:34:40 UTC [15:34:40 CDT]:

Spin prime test.

July 18, 2022 20:18 UTC [15:18 CDT]:

Engine chill.

July 18, 2022 19:17 UTC [14:17 CDT]:

Frost line forming on the bottom of the vehicle in the LOx tank, indicating that cryogenic liquid is being loaded into the vehicle.

July 18, 2022 18:58 UTC [13:58 CDT]:

Venting has stopped.

July 18, 2022 18:42 UTC [13:42 CDT]:

Venting observed from the suborbital tank farm.

July 18, 2022 15:01 UTC [10:01 CDT]:

Road closed ahead of potential Ship 24 pre static fire testing.

July 15, 2022 06:22 UTC [01:22 CDT]:

Road open.

July 15, 2022 – 0429 UTC [July 14, 2022 – 23:29 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived at the production site.

July 15, 2022 – 03:12 UTC [July 14, 2022 – 22:12 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on Highway 4 headed back to the production site.

July 14, 2022 21:58 UTC [16:58 CDT]:

Booster 7 has been placed on the transport stand.

July 14, 2022 20:27 UTC [15:27 CDT]:

Booster 7 is lifting.

July 14, 2022 18:55 UTC [13:55 CDT]:

Stabilizers are moving into position.

July 14, 2022 18:38 UTC [13:38 CDT]:

The chopsticks have completely closed on the booster.

July 14, 2022 18:30 UTC [13:30 CDT]:

Chopsticks have reached the top of B7 and are closing in.

July 14, 2022 18:24 UTC [13:24 CDT]:

Chopsticks rising up the tower.

July 14, 2022 18:07 UTC [13:07 CDT]:

Booster Quick Disconnect has been disconnected from B7.

July 14, 2022 17:01 UTC [12:01 CDT]:

Road closed.

July 12, 2022 20:33 UTC [15:33 CDT]:

The Raptor stand is going underneath Booster 7.

July 12, 2022 19:00 UTC [14:00 CDT]:

Crews on lifts are current;y inspecting the Orbital Launch Table and underneath B7.

July 12, 2022 – 04:48 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 23:48 CDT]:

Road and beach open.

July 12, 2022 – 03:15 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 22:15 CDT]:

Vehicles have arrived at the pad. B7 appears to be safe.

July 12, 2022 – 02:02 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 21:02 CDT]:

Trucks have left the observation area.

July 12, 2022 – 01:45 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 20:45 CDT]:

B7 is conducing periodic LOx dumps from the bottom.

July 12, 2022 – 01:24 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 20:24 CDT]:

Venting from the engines beneath B7 has stopped.

July 12, 2022 – 01:21 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 20:21 CDT]:

B7 methane tank vent.

July 12, 2022 – 01:03 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 20:03 CDT]:

Increased amount of fog and venting from the bottom of Booster 7 and the Tank Farm.

July 12, 2022 – 00:55 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 19:55 CDT]:

Trucks going down Highway 4. Stopped well before pad. Personell appear to be evaluating the vehicle from a distance with aeiral vehciles.

July 12, 2022 – 00:00 UTC [July 11, 2022 – 19:00 CDT]:

Smoke and fire increasing at the base of the pad.

July 11, 2022 23:37 UTC [18:37 CDT]:

Elon Musk confirming:

July 11, 2022 ~ 21:20 UTC [16:20 CDT]:

Image from MARS [Studio B] 15 seconds after the explosion.

Credit: Everyday Astronaut

July 11, 2022 ~ 22:27 UTC [17:27 CDT]:

Fire, smoke, and pops seen at the base of the launch tower.

July 11, 2022 ~ 21:43 UTC [16:43 CDT]:

Frost is slowly decreasing from the Booster.

Booster 7 has just emitted a large amount of fire. This was associated with a large boom.

July 11, 2022 ~ 20:35 UTC [15:35 CDT]:

Booster 7 is frosty.

July 11, 2022 ~ 20:28 UTC [15:28 CDT]:

Increasing amounts of venting coming from underneath B7.

July 11, 2022 ~ 16:30 UTC [11:30 CDT]:

Pad clear.

July 11, 2022 ~ 15:32 UTC [10:32 CDT]:

Pad closed.

July 11, 2022 ~ 15:15 UTC [10:15 CDT]:

Pad closure in 15 minutes.

July 11, 2022 ~ 15:07 UTC [10:07 CDT]:

Road closed for more testing.

July 08, 2022 – 01:21 UTC [July 07, 2022 – 20:21 CDT]:

Rcondenser active.

July 07, 2022 ~ 23:59 UTC [18:59 CDT]:

Cars have appeared to leave the pad.

July 07, 2022 ~ 20:11 UTC [15:11 CDT]:

Cars heading to pad.

July 07, 2022 ~ 17:36 UTC [12:36 CDT]:

OLM vent started.

July 07, 2022 ~ 17:11 UTC [12:11 CDT]:

Pad has been cleared.

July 07, 2022 ~ 15:37 UTC [10:37 CDT]:

Road closed.

July 07, 2022 ~ 15:15 UTC [10:15 CDT]:

S24 unhooked from crane.

July 06, 2022 ~ 22:08 UTC [17:08 CDT]:

Road open.

July 06, 2022 ~ 20:00 UTC [15:00 CDT]:

Pad clear.

July 06, 2022 – 15:45 UTC [10:45 CDT]:

Intermittent B7 venting for next 30 minutes.

July 06, 2022 – 14:00 UTC [09:00 CDT]:

Pad clear T-1 hour.

July 06, 2022 – 11:44 UTC [06:44 CDT]:

Ship 24 has been placed on Pad B.

July 06, 2022 – 11:24 UTC [06:24 CDT]:

Ship 24 is in the air!

July 05, 2022 – 12:23 UTC [07:23 CDT]:

Ship 24 has arrived at the launch site!

July 05, 2022 – 10:47 UTC [05:47 CDT]:

Ship 24 is on the highway.

July 01, 2022 – 14:21 UTC [09:21 CDT]:

More road closures for the 7th, 11th, and 12th have been added.

July 01, 2022 – 01:52 UTC [June 30, 2022 – 20:52 CDT]:

Road open after OLM and B7 testing.

June 28, 2022 – 18:00 UTC [13:00 CDT]:

Pad clear.

June 28, 2022 – 17:07 UTC [12:07 CDT]:

Road closed.

June 30, 2022 – 03:08 UTC [June 29, 2022 – 22:08 CDT]:

Road opened.

June 28, 2022 – 21:00 UTC [16:00 CDT]:

Road closed.

June 29, 2022 – 03:54 UTC [June 28, 2022 – 22:54 CDT]:

Road is now open.

June 29, 2022 – 01:15 UTC [June 28, 2022 – 20:15 CDT]:

Frost is receeding on B7.1 Test Tank.

June 28, 2022 – 22:02 UTC [17:02 CDT]:

A frost line has formed on the B7.1 Test Tank.

June 28, 2022 – 18:54 UTC [13:54 CDT]:

Pad clear alarm.

June 28, 2022 – 17:06 UTC [12:06 CDT]:

Road has closed.

June 28, 2022 – 02:57 UTC [June 27, 2022 – 21:57 CDT]:

Road has reopened.

June 28, 2022 – 00:30 UTC [June 27, 2022 – 19:30 CDT]:

Venting has been spotted from the engine area.

June 27, 2022 – 20:16 UTC [15:16 CDT]:

Pad clear alarm.

June 27, 2022 – 18:30 UTC [13:30 CDT]:

Pad closure.

June 27, 2022 – 17:45 UTC [12:45 CDT]:

Road closed ahead of potential Booster 7 testing.

June 25, 2022 – 17:44:40 UTC [12:44:30 CDT]:

Ignitor testing.

June 25, 2022 – 17:10:48 UTC [12:10:48 CDT]:

“Loud ignitor test” announcement from the pad.

June 24, 2022

A NOTMAR (Notice to Mariners) has been posted for 15:00 – 03:00 UTC [10:00 – 22:00 CDT] for June 27-30, 2022. Booster 7 is expected to perform engine testing during those dates.

June 24, 2022 – 06:34 UTC [01:34 CDT]:

Road opened.

June 24, 2022 – 05:00 UTC [00:00 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on the Orbital Launch Pad

June 24, 2022 – 03:21 UTC [June 23, 2022 – 22:21 CDT]:

Lift has started!

June 24, 2022 – 02:16 UTC [June 23, 2022 – 21:16 CDT]:

Pad clear.

June 24, 2022 – 01:38 UTC [June 23, 2022 – 20:38 CDT]:

Road closure extended until 07:30 UTC [02:30 CDT]

June 23, 2022 – 19:38 UTC [14:38 CDT]:

Highway 4 is now closed.

June 23, 2022 – 18:40 UTC [13:40 CDT]:

Booster 7 is positioned within the chopsticks.

June 23, 2022 – 17:22 UTC [12:22 CDT]:

Chopsticks are rising up the tower.

June 23, 2022 – 17:00 UTC [12:00 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived at the launch site!

June 23, 2022 – 15:45 UTC [10:45 CDT]:

Booster 7 is out if the MegaBay

June 13, 2022 – 17:55 UTC [12:55 CDT]:

The FAA has concluded a Finding Of No Significant Impact for Starship operations from Starbase, Texas!

June 09, 2022 – 21:10 UTC [16:10 CDT]:

Ship 24 in on Highway 4.

June 09, 2022 – 12:21 UTC [07:21 CDT]:

Ship 24 has been placed on the transport stand/SPMTs.

June 09, 2022 – 12:06 UTC [07:06 CDT]:

Ship 24 is being lifted off Pad A.

June 08, 2022 – 00:30 UTC [June 07, 2022 – 19:30 CDT]:

Road opened.

June 08, 2022 – 15:09 UTC [10:09 CDT]:

Road closed for Ship 24 testing.

June 07, 2022 – 02:28 UTC [June 06, 2022 – 21:28 CDT]:

Road opened. Successful testing.

June 06, 2022 – 15:14 UTC [10:14 CDT]:

Road closed for Ship 24 thrust ram testing.

June 04, 2022 – 14:07 UTC [09:07 CDT]:

Ship 24 is on Suborbital Pad A. This marks the first time a Starship has been on Suborbital Pad A since SN15.

June 04, 2022 – 13:24 UTC [08:24 CDT]:

Ship 24 is airborne and being lifted onto Suborbital Pad A.

June 03, 2022 – 02:32 UTC [ June 02, 2022 – 21:32 CDT]:

Road has opened. Successful cryo test.

June 02, 2022 – 21:25 UTC [16:25 CDT]:

LOx (bottom) tanks is fully frosty.

June 02, 2022 – 20:10 UTC [15:10 CDT]:

A frost line has formed on Ship 24.

June 02, 2022 – 17:10 UTC [12:10 CDT]:

Road closed ahead of Ship 24 cryogenic proof testing.

June 02, 2022 – 02:55 UTC [ June 01, 2022 – 21:55 CDT]:

Road has opened.

June 01, 2022 – 23:22 UTC [18:22 CDT]:

Road has closed for more Ship 24 testing.

May 26, 2022 – 16:40 UTC [11:40 CDT]:

Road has opened after a pneumatic proof test.

May 26, 2022 – 11:06 UTC [06:06 CDT]:

Road has closed for Ship 24 testing.

May 26, 2022 – 13:06 UTC [08:06 CDT]:

Ship 24 has arrived at the launch site.

May 26, 2022 – 12:00 UTC [07:00 CDT]:

Ship 24 is on Highway 4 and making it’s way to the launch site.

May 26, 2022 – 11:45 UTC [06:45 CDT]:

Ship 24 is out of the High Bay.

May 13, 2022 – 13:30 UTC [08:30 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on the transport stand.

May 13, 2022 – 12:54 UTC [07:54 CDT]:

Booster 7 is in the air!

May 12, 2022 – 02:36 UTC [May 11, 2022 – 21:36 CDT]:

Road open.

May 11, 2022 – 22:08 UTC [17:08 CDT]:

Depress vent.

May 11, 2022 – 20:22 UTC [15:22 CDT]:

Both tanks on Booster 7 are frost covered.

May 11, 2022 – 19:32 UTC [14:32 CDT]:

Frost has started to accumulate.

May 11, 2022 – 16:06:50 UTC [11:06:50 CDT]:

Near full speed Booster Quick Disconnect retract test.

May 11, 2022 – 15:22 UTC [10:22 CDT]:

Road closed.

May 10, 2022 – 02:14 UTC [May 9, 2022 – 21:14 CDT]:

Road open.

May 10, 2022 – 00:48 UTC [May 9, 2022 – 19:48 CDT]:

Frost is nearly gone.

May 9, 2022 – 21:30 UTC [16:30 CDT]:

Both tanks on Booster 7 are frosty!

May 9, 2022 – 15:55 UTC [10:55 CDT]:

Venting from the top of Booster 7.

May 9, 2022 – 15:00 UTC [10:00 CDT]:

Road closed for potential testing.

May 6, 2022 – 19:45 UTC [14:45 CDT]:

The SpaceX crane has placed Booster 7 on the Orbital Launch Mount. Note: As of the above time, B7 has no Raptor Engines installed.

May 6, 2022 – 13:12 UTC [08:12 CDT]:

Booster 7 has left the production site for the launch site!

April 18, 2022 – 21:06 UTC [16:06 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived at the production site.

April 18, 2022 – 20:04 UTC [15:04 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on Highway 4.

April 18, 2022 – 14:20 UTC [09:20 CDT]:

Booster 7 is over the transport stand.

April 18, 2022 – 14:11 UTC [09:11 CDT]:

Booster 7 is being lifted off the Structural Test Stand.

April 14, 2022 – 02:51 UTC [April 14, 2022 – 21:51 CDT]:

Road open.

April 14, 2022 – 22:54 UTC [17:54 CDT]:

Depress vent.

April 14, 2022 – 18:41 UTC [14:41 CDT]:

Methane tank now frosty on Booster 7.

April 14, 2022 – 19:17 UTC [14:17 CDT]:

Liquid oxygen tank now frosty on Booster 7.

April 14, 2022 – 18:23 UTC [13:23 CDT]:

Road closed.

April 14, 2022 – 03:42 UTC [April 13, 2022 – 22:42 CDT]:

Road open.

April 14, 2022 – 03:17 UTC [April 13, 2022 – 22:17 CDT]:

Depress vent.

April 13, 2022 – 23:31 UTC [18:31 CDT]:

Pad is now closed.

April 13, 2022 – 22:39 UTC [17:39 CDT]:

Road is closed. Pad to clear at 18:30 CDT.

Updates from Ambient Pressure Test Pending.

April 08, 2022 – 17:08 UTC [12:08 CDT]:

Booster 7 has been placed onto its stand.

April 08, 2022 – 16:25 UTC [11:25 CDT]:

Booster 7 has been lifted from the Orbital Launch Mount.

April 08, 2022 – 15:00 UTC [10:00 CDT]:

B7 is about to be attached to the load spreader.

April 05, 2022 – 12:50 UTC [07:50 CDT]:

Ship 24 (the bottom part) has departed the midbay.

April 05, 2022 – 03:31 UTC [April 04, 2022 – 22:31 CDT]:

Road has opened.

April 05, 2022 – 01:48 UTC [April 04, 2022 – 20:48 CDT]:

Quad vent from methane tank.

April 05, 2022 – 01:41 UTC [April 04, 2022 – 20:41 CDT]:

Depress venting from B7.

April 04, 2022 – 23:00 UTC [18:00 CDT]:

Frost has started to decrease on the methane tank.

April 04, 2022 – 22:30 UTC [17:30 CDT]:

Frost is slowly decreasing on the LOx tank.

April 04, 2022 – 21:30 UTC [16:30 CDT]:

Both tanks are now full.

April 04, 2022 – 21:13 UTC [16:13 CDT]:

Both tanks a nearing full capacity.

April 04, 2022 – 20:17 UTC [15:17 CDT]:

Frost has also started to form on the liquid oxygen (bottom) tank.

April 04, 2022 – 20:07 UTC [15:07 CDT]:

Booster 7’s methane (top) tank has become frosty and more venting has progressed.

April 04, 2022 – 17:33 UTC [12:33 CDT]:

Booster Quick Disconnect/Orbital Launch Mount has begun venting.

April 04, 2022 – 17:02 UTC [12:02 CDT]:

Venting has appeared in the area around the tank farm.

April 04, 2022 – 16:38 UTC [11:38 CDT]:

Sticks have halted just above B7’s methane tank.

April 04, 2022 – 16:30 UTC [11:30 CDT]:

The chopsticks are rising up the tower.

April 04, 2022 – 15:00 UTC [10:00 CDT]:

Road is closed for possible testing.

April 01, 2022 – 13:45 UTC [08:45 CDT]:

Booster 7 has been placed onto the Orbital Launch Mount.

April 01, 2022 – 13:24 UTC [08:24 CDT]:

The SpaceX crane has lifted Booster 7.

March 31, 2022 – 12:25 UTC [07:25 CDT]:

Booster 7 has arrived at the Orbital Launch Site! Rollout time approx. 1 hour 12 minutes.

March 31, 2022 – 11:13 UTC [06:13 CDT]:

Booster 7 is on Highway 4.

March 25, 2022 – 21:32 UTC [16:32 CDT]:

Booster 7 is back IN the High Bay.

March 25, 2022 – 19:30 UTC [14:30 CDT]:

Booster 7 back OUT of the High Bay.

March 25, 2022 – 16:58 UTC [11:58 CDT]:

Booster 7 is back IN the High Bay.

March 25, 2022 – 16:26 UTC [11:26 CDT]:

Booster 7 is out of the High Bay.

March 25, 2022 – 13:45 UTC [08:45 CDT]:

Booster 7 has been unhooked from the High Bay crane.

Closure DateClosure Time UTCClosure Time Local
TBDTBDTBD
In Progress

Ship 24 Overview:

Ship 24 is the latest Starship prototype with hopes of supporting an orbital demonstration flight. Ship 24 has heat tiles covering the entire windward side of the vehicle which will ensure its ability to reenter the atmosphere safely. It is expected that Ship 24 will undergo a test campaign ahead of an orbital flight.

Ship 24 MilestonesDates
Ambient Pressure Test #1Completed on May 26, 2022
Ambient Pressure Test #2Completed on June 01, 2022 CDT
Cryo Proof #1June 02, 2022 – 20:10 UTC [15:10 CDT]
to
June 03, 2022 – 02:32 UTC [June 02, 2022 – 21:32 CDT]
Thrust Ram/Cryo TestJune 06, 2022 – 15:14 UTC [10:14 CDT]
to
June 07, 2022 – 02:28 UTC [June 06, 2022 – 21:28 CDT]
Cryo Proof #2June 07, 2022 – 15:09 UTC [10:09 CDT]
to
June 08, 2022 – 00:30 UTC [June 07, 2022 – 19:30 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #1July 18, 2022 – 20:34:40 UTC [15:34:40 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #2July 20, 2022 – 18:20 UTC [13:20 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #3July 20, 2022 – 19:27 UTC [14:27 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #4July 21, 2022 – 20:09:30 UTC [15:09:30 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #5July 21, 2022 – 20:31:14 UTC [15:31:14 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #6August 08, 2022 – 22:10:14 UTC [17:10:14 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #7August 08, 2022 – 23:00:23 UTC [18:00:23 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #8
Static Fire #1 (Two Engines)August 10, 2022 – 01:18:53 UTC [August 09, 2022 – 20:18:53 CDT]
Static Fire #2 (Six Engines)September 08, 2022 21:30:40 UTC [16:30:40 CDT]

Booster 7 Overview:

Booster 7 is the latest Super Heavy prototype that will undergo testing ahead of an orbital flight. Booster 7 (B7) is able to host 33 Raptor engines. Combined with Ship 24, Booster 7 could be the first booster prototype to launch a Starship to orbit.

Booster 7 MilestonesDates
Ambient Pressure TestCompleted on April 12, 2022
Cryo Proof #1April 04, 2022 – 20:07 UTC [15:07 CDT]
to
April 05, 2022 – 01:41 UTC [April 04, 2022 – 20:41 CDT]
Tank Testing #3April 13, 2022 – 23:31 UTC [18:31 CDT]
to
April 14, 2022 – 03:17 UTC [April 14, 2022 – 22:17 CDT]
Cryo Proof #2April 14, 2022 – 19:17 UTC [14:17 CDT]
to
April 14, 2022 – 22:54 UTC [17:54 CDT]
Cryo Proof #3May 9, 2022 – 21:30 UTC [16:30 CDT]
to
May 10, 2022 – 00:48 UTC [May 9, 2022 – 19:48 CDT]
Cryo Proof #4May 11, 2022 – 19:42 UTC [14:32 CDT]
to
May 10, 2022 – 22:08 UTC [17:08 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #1 (w/ Explosion)July 11, 2022 – 21:20 UTC [16:20 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #2August 09, 2022 – 02:01:35 UTC [August 08, 2022 – 21:01:35 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #3August 09, 2022 – 02:28 UTC [August 08, 2022 – 21:28 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #4August 25, 2022 – 18:25:12 UTC [13:25:12 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #5August 25, 2022 – 19:01:00 UTC [14:01:00 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #6 (Multiple Engines)September 08, 2022 17:15:00 UTC [12:15:00 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #7 (Multiple Engines)September 12, 2022 20:35 UTC [15:35 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #8 (Multiple Engines)September 16, 2022 – 16:21:28 UTC [11:21:28 CDT]
Spin Prime Test #9 (Seven Engines)September 19, 2022 – 15:54:44 UTC [10:54:44 CDT]
Static Fire #1 (One Engine)August 09, 2022 – 22:24:54 UTC [17:24:54 CDT]
Static Fire #2 (One Enigine)August 11, 2022 – 19:48:17-37 UTC [14:48:17-37 CDT]
Static Fire #3 (Two Engine)August 31, 2022 – 18:03:39 UTC [13:03:39 CDT]
Static Fire #4 (Seven Engines)September 19, 2022 – 17:46:56 UTC [12:46:56 CDT]

14 comments
  1. How often are you updating this page? I don’t see any more items required by Starbase on this page.

  2. Thanks for reworking the dates and themes – this is SO much an improvement! Good job.

      1. I think you should link this page to the old thread for b4 s20. I was checking it for weeks before I saw this link.

  3. thanks for putting up much needed “events”. What is your prediction of launch date Austin?

  4. Thanks for this resource!

    Could you add a guesstimate for launch date (or range)? I’d like to go watch the launch, but I haven’t been following every little thing, and it will take several days to drive down there. Having people that are paying attention and have a good idea of the milestones that make for an imminent launch give an estimate would be really nice! Thanks!

    1. Glad we can help! At the moment it is impossible to tell. However, I can assure you that if you keep an eye on this article, you’ll see an estimated date (at the very least) many days in advance!

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