Raptor

SpaceX repairing heat shield, reinstalling Raptors on first orbital-class Starship

SpaceX has begun reinstalling three of the six Raptor engines that will power the first orbital-class Starship and repairing the…

SpaceX installs more than two dozen Super Heavy Raptor engines in one night

In a virtually unprecedented feat of engineering and rocketry, SpaceX appears to have installed a full 29 Raptor engines on…

SpaceX just finished Starship’s 100th Raptor engine

SpaceX says its Hawthorne, California rocket factory and headquarters has completed the assembly of Starship and Super Heavy's 100th Raptor…

SpaceX’s first Super Heavy booster static fire slips to next week

Update: SpaceX has cancelled Thursday's road closure, likely pushing Super Heavy's first attempt at a static fire test into next…

SpaceX to build world’s most advanced rocket engine factory in Central Texas

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX has plans to build the "most advanced rocket engine factory in the world" in…

SpaceX begins installing Raptor engines on first Super Heavy booster

SpaceX has installed a Raptor engine on a Super Heavy booster prototype for the first time, defying expectations and setting…

SpaceX sends Starship’s first vacuum Raptor engine to Boca Chica

For the first time, SpaceX has shipped a vacuum-optimized Raptor engine to its Boca Chica, Texas Starship factory days after…

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…

SpaceX Texas test HQ fires up a dozen Falcon, Starship rocket engines in six hours

Though it often falls under the radar relative to SpaceX's high-profile Boca Chica Starship hub, another even more important Texas…

SpaceX’s next three-Raptor Starship static fire delayed by winds, says Elon Musk

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX's second three-Raptor Starship static fire test has been delayed several days by bad weather…

SpaceX swaps Starship Raptor engine for one last pre-flight test

On the same day SpaceX stacked a flightworthy Starship prototype to its full height for the first time, the company…

SpaceX Starship prototype gearing up for first static fire with three Raptor engines

Two days after Elon Musk announced that Starship SN8 "passed cryo proof" testing, SpaceX has begun installing three Raptor engines…

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship engine just breathed fire

Less than three weeks after shipping to Texas, SpaceX says that Starship's first Raptor Vacuum engine has completed a "full…

SpaceX crushes rocket engine world record during Raptor test

CEO Elon Musk has revealed that SpaceX crushed a global rocketry record during a recent Raptor engine test, pushing the…

SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals next Starship's Raptor engines, explains latest failure

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to better explain what happened when the latest full-scale Starship prototype failed during…

SpaceX's "Christmas tree" is a Raptor engine for the holidays

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk showed off a holiday-themed Raptor engine "Christmas tree" with its very own star on top. Musk…

SpaceX’s Starship facilities, Raptor testing, and more shown off in new video

SpaceX has teased a video highlighting all aspects of its next-generation Starship rocket, ranging from new views of the Starship…

SpaceX’s Starship Raptor Vacuum engine plans laid out by CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk says that SpaceX Starship engine upgrades are on track to begin static fire tests of a Raptor Vacuum…

SpaceX Starship’s Raptor engine test facilities are about to get a big upgrade, says Elon Musk

According to CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy rockets are about to get a new test stand that…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posts uncut Raptor, drone videos of Starhopper’s flight test debut

Some two hours after Starhopper's inaugural untethered flight, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to post an uncut video…