How to watch SpaceX launch Starship on fourth test flight

On Wednesday, June 5, SpaceX plans to conduct the fourth test flight of its Starship rocket. However, the specific launch time is contingent upon receiving a launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before that date. Despite this, SpaceX is confident in its ability to launch the rocket on short notice, making June 5 a feasible option. The Starship rocket, standing at an impressive height of 120 meters, is the most powerful vehicle ever to take flight. It consists of the Super Heavy booster and the upper-stage Starship spacecraft. The initial test flight of the Starship occurred last year but ended prematurely due to an anomaly shortly after liftoff. The second flight achieved stage separation, and the third test, which took place two months ago, successfully accomplished many of its mission objectives, making it the most successful of the three attempts.
Engineers are currently working on making the Starship system fully reusable. Unlike SpaceX’s current practice of only recovering the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket, the goal is to land and reuse both stages of the Starship. However, this capability will not be demonstrated in the upcoming tests.

Once the Starship is fully certified, it will be used for missions involving crew and cargo transport to the moon and potentially Mars. SpaceX has also mentioned the possibility of using the spacecraft for high-speed transportation, which could enable travel to any destination on Earth in one hour or less.

The fourth test flight of the Starship will take place at SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Pending approval from the FAA, the mission team aims to launch the rocket on Wednesday, June 5, at 7 a.m. CT (8 a.m. ET).
The buildup and launch of SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket, powered by 33 Raptor engines, will be live-streamed on their X account. Viewers will have the opportunity to witness an awe-inspiring event as the massive rocket propels into the sky. The live stream will feature multiple camera angles, some of which will be attached to the two rocket stages, capturing the different stages of the mission. This includes the thrilling launch, stage separation, and the insertion of the Starship spacecraft into orbit.

In the event of any changes to the schedule, we will provide updates here. However, you can also stay updated by monitoring SpaceX’s X account for the most recent information.