SpaceX

SpaceX’s 20th Falcon 9 launch of 2021 slips to Monday

SpaceX has announced an unspecified delay for its second dedicated "Transporter" rideshare mission and 20th Falcon 9 launch of the…

SpaceX Starship booster’s ‘hot gas’ thrusters make first public appearance

'Hot gas' thrusters meant to boost the efficiency of SpaceX's Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy boosters have been spotted in…

SpaceX rocket ready for second rideshare launch with 100+ small satellites

For the second time in six months, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is ready to launch around 100+ small satellites…

SpaceX preparing salvo of polar Starlink launches from West and East coasts

SpaceX has unexpectedly filed regulatory documents requesting permission to perform at least half a dozen polar Starlink satellite launches from…

SpaceX installs first parts of tower meant to catch Starship boosters

SpaceX's Starship 'launch tower' appears to have been outfitted with the first major component of a mechanism that's meant to…

SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You arrives at Panama Canal

Ten days and one unexpected detour after SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) departed Port Canaveral,…

SpaceX Starship might skip early retirement for “hypersonic flight test”

In response to a Teslarati report on Starship SN16's apparent transport to what amounts to a resting place for retired…

SpaceX rocket sticks landing in style after military reuse milestone

SpaceX's latest launch webcast offered exceptionally clear views of the company's 88th successful Falcon booster landing minutes after the rocket…

[Update: not so fast…] SpaceX retires brand new Starship to focus on orbital launch buildup

SpaceX has moved its newest finished Starship straight from its Boca Chica, Texas factory to a nearby 'rocket garden,' all…

SpaceX sends Starship heat shield “bakery” to Boca Chica

At the same time as SpaceX is assembling hardware and manufacturing dozens of Raptor engines for Starship's inaugural orbital test…

SpaceX teases progress towards Starship’s orbital launch debut

A recorded address from SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell to a graduating class of college seniors unexpectedly teased progress…

SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 for first flight-proven ‘national security’ launch

On June 12th, SpaceX successfully fired up a once-flown Falcon 9 booster in the lead-up to the company's fourth launch…

SpaceX drone ship to ride transport vessel through the Panama Canal

After a quick jaunt from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas, SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY)…

SpaceX Starship launch tower grows to more than half its full height

SpaceX has installed another prefabricated segment of a new Starship 'launch tower,' raising the skyscraper-sized framework to more than half…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship will take over Starlink launches

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reiterated plans for Starship to take over Starlink launches, eventually fully replacing Falcon 9's role…

SpaceX VP says Starlink is almost ready to revolutionize in-flight internet

Speaking on a panel at an aviation conference, a senior SpaceX sales executive says that the company is in talks…

SpaceX drone ship heads to the Bahamas for its ride to California

SpaceX's longest-lived and most prolific drone ship has departed Port Canaveral just a few days after preparations appeared to begin…

SpaceX rolls Starship launch tower section, giant water tank to orbital pad

After a brief pause, SpaceX is once again shipping pad hardware from its Boca Chica, Texas rocket factory to Starship's…

SpaceX on track to launch 20 Falcon 9 rockets in the first half of 2021

The second half of SpaceX's June 2021 flight schedule has begun to firm up, raising the odds of another four-launch…

SpaceX inaugurates two new Starship engine test stands with a static fire

Barely four months after breaking ground, SpaceX has completed a dual-bay Starship engine test stand and inaugurated the new facility…