[4K] Watch SpaceX launch Starship, the biggest rocket ever, LIVE up close and personal!

[4K] Watch SpaceX launch Starship, the biggest rocket ever, LIVE up close and personal!

This is the second fully integrated full stack test flight of Starship and the mighty Super Heavy booster, the largest and most most powerful rocket to ever fly. It produces over twice as much thrust as the Saturn V that took humans to the moon.

The goal of the test is to get further along than IFT-2 in April 20th which didn’t make it to stage separation while also hoping the improvements to the launch pad hold up better than the previous attempt. If all goes well, Starship will re-enter near Hawaii about 90 minutes after it lifts off from Starbase, TX, nearly completing an orbit of the Earth. This would allow the teams to test the reentry profile and heat shields for the first time from orbital velocities.

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00:00 – Intro
03:30 – Q&A / Prelaunch Preview
35:10 – Unhosted Night Views
5:04:55 – Q&A
7:23:15 – Sunrise
7:32:30 – Liftoff!
7:35:20 – Hot-staging / Stage Separation
7:40:55 – Flight Termination
7:49:45 – Tracking Footage Replay
7:57:20 – Q&A / Reaction
8:31:55 – Over-shoulder Reaction
8:49:20 – Q&A


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38 Responses

  1. B N says:

    7:32:35 – Water deluge system,
    7:32:40 – T -5,
    7:32:45 – Lift off,
    7:33:50//7:33:56 – Max-Q,
    7:35:21 – Meco//Hot staging,
    7:35:59//7:36:16 – Booster explosion,
    7:40:59 – Starship telemetry loss/explosion.


  2. SteveAkaGoatpile says:

    Congratulations to all the sleepless workers at SpaceX who made this possible.

  3. Chiron says:

    7:32:30 – 7:42:00 Launch
    7:49:45 Tracking cam full launch replay
    7:56:55 Pad cam/aftermath
    8:31:36 Over the shoulder launch view/shaking
    8:46:00 SpaceX Drone angle
    8:56:33 Stage separation close view with telemetry sync

  4. stunmunky2 says:

    That far away and the deck is still shaking? That must be an absolutely awesome thing to witness.

    • A Nonymous says:

      And hear. Apparently the sound is incredible.

    • Chiron says:

      A good 7 and a half miles based on the sound delay of around 35 seconds? Wow.

    • CoosOnThaLoose says:

      @A Nonymousthe sound of even a single engine test from half a mile away is incredible. I can’t imagine 33 big boys.

    • sam madison says:

      @CoosOnThaLoose – True, I read the noise increase isn’t linear, but it’s got to be insane. I’ve stayed where Tim is for SN11, and 1 engine will wake you up in those canal houses in Port Isabelle every time. No one slept sober through that.

    • Steve Carell says:

      It was. I saw it launch from south padre island, and it was the best experience of my life

  5. Phil deltan says:

    A massive amount of work and inspiration produced this launch and so congratulations Space X. Great coverage on this channel, intelligent and entertaining and some amazing coverage. Also, its great you dont talk over the actual launch, really appreciate that and shows you guys want to get us as close to the event as possible.

    • sam madison says:

      Great job by Spacex, but I expect to hear about a new separation system in dev. during the next several months. That hot stage ring weighs 9 metric tons and adds so much chaos to the system. It’s a stop gap solution. I doubt it ends up in final system design.

    • Zsigmond Fehér says:

      @sam madisonwho knows, but hey, it worked, and it added performance too

    • Gregg Burns says:

      @Zsigmond Fehér That’s how CEO’s speak. In the ideal situation, yes it could add performance. Part of the ideal situation is hot staging adding 0 weight, 9 tons is significant amount of weight. They didn’t have time to develop a separation system as the original intent was passive separation through controlled maneuver.

  6. StrandedTimeTraveler says:

    That delay between lift-off and when the sound finally reaches you is impressive!

    • weatheranddarkness says:

      Some of it is the synch between audio and video, partly latency, partly probably codec conversions and stuff. But there’s certainly a pretty huge amount of delay in real terms from pure distance.

  7. Road Warrior says:

    I just realized the water deluge system is basically a giant rocket bidet system.

  8. bongi says:

    Great launch and covrage! Big congratulations to everyone at SpaceX and your production team. Something interesting I’ve noticed is that at 7:36:17 you can see the exact moment when B9 blew up by going frame by frame and the explosion clearly came from the common dome area suggesting that it was indeed the FTS. That’s great because it means that the upgraded FTS actually works and that B9 was intentionally destroyed due to something like a range violation after an anomaly in the boostback burn and did not explode from damage after hotstaging.

    • Trurl says:

      Or the FTS triggered automatically

    • Chiron says:

      Later at 8:56:33 they show a close view with telemetry synced up where you can see some of the engines failed to come back for the boostback burn after separation. Seems like it either deviated from planned course and terminated itself or they did so from the ground upon noticing.

  9. Minimalici0us says:

    It’s like reliving the Apollo Space Program era 🫡

    • Ron Fullerton says:

      Isn’t that the truth! Just hang on to every second as the launch continues, just like back then. Keep going Space X. Let us old space cadets from the 60’s see as much of this renewed space exploration as we can before our systems shut down.

    • David Cartagena says:

      No because Saturn V were all successful.

    • Chiron says:

      ​@David Cartagenaspacex has the _luxury_ of moving faster and less cautiously than Apollo, since these are unmanned, and much cheaper on a per unit basis. This _was_ a successful launch for SpaceX. They have different goals.

    • Bigtexun Tex says:

      @David Cartagena So far 100% of the spacex flights were successful. Because we have flight computers flying, and SpaceX was only testing one flight objective at a time. So every explosion represented successful data collection up to that point. There were no failures, only lessons learned along the way. The Mercury/Gemini/Apollo missions had no flight computers, all flight was at the risk of the men onboard that flew the thing. Each and every flight back then (with the exception of a small number of booster tests) was life or death. And there were MANY failures, just none that terminated flight because there were always men to bring back home. Even Apollo 13, with it’s spectacular failure, did not terminate the flight. We returned those men with a completely dead stage, it was the LEM engines that brought the astronauts home. You are confusing the rapid iterations of SpaceX as failures. SpaceX tests one part at a time, and the entire rocket is lost once the test is done, until they start testing landings. You are confusing the test methodologies as failures. SpaceX is arguably the most successful space effort.

  10. TJ McGuire says:

    Tim. I have watched you since your beginnings. Thank you for all you do. Watched your broadcast this morning live side by side with SpaceX. Yours was excellent human coverage. Thank you. Elder Canadian here. Friend of Canadian spaceflight engineers. I watched the boys land on the moon live when I was 14. When you told Elon live what was what and he adopted it … that was large. You do know in that moment you earned your place on Starship. 😎 You are a good man. Here is one issue I have. You and your sidekicks always talk about your amazing team. List them and give them credit. Publicly. They truly are great and you know you would be ZIP without them. Sort that out youngster. I support you. I consider Patreon. You do good work, BUT. Give credit where credit is due. And your moon launch? Fantastic. That is beyond belief. When NASA says its a go. Perfect. You deserve it. And todays Starship launch was literally perfect. I believe they learned from the first time and chose to detonate rather than suffer from ‘get-there-itis’ (Airline term.) SpaceX learned from the first time and killed them for course correction. Over-correction in my mind. Fair. And then I would finalize: Hot start. Not convinced. Too much stress on both vehicles. You can’t just deflect that amount of pressure in that time frame and expect all to get away unscathed.

    • Steve Perreira says:

      I agree with your analysis. I think they had to be extra cautious. Because of the government oversight.

    • Steve Perreira says:

      I think they should do the hot start later, after they have got it working more conventionally. I know there is Payload gain with hot start, but so much debris flying around, even the starship can get blasted by itself. Maybe I’m wrong, but I am sticking by
      Your opinion which is the same as mine, and the reason why is they need to get this thing farther down range to be able to test everything. It is a loss of opportunity not to get a reentry of the starship. That’s a real loss. Not worth the hot start.

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