Raptor

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…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk & Raptor engine make surprise visit to Florida Starship

While on the East Coast for Falcon Heavy's third launch, also described as SpaceX's most difficult launch yet, CEO Elon…

SpaceX’s space-optimized Starship engine could be ready sooner than later

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that there is now a chance that a vacuum-optimized version of the Raptor engine will…

SpaceX begins static Starhopper tests as Raptor engine arrives on schedule

SpaceX has officially begun static ground testing of Starhopper, a full-scale pathfinder Starship prototype meant to support an early series…

SpaceX’s Elon Musk says Raptor will be installed on Starship prototype this week

Speaking on Friday, March 8th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company's second completed Raptor engine was already "on…

SpaceX’s first Starship engine suffers “expected” damage during Raptor test fire

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the first full-scale Starship engine to be tested has already been pushed to the…

SpaceX’s Starship engine breaks Russian rocketry record held for two decades

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company's Raptor engine, meant to power Starship and Super Heavy, has surpassed a rocketry…

SpaceX’s first redesigned Raptor static fire paves the way for Starship’s hop test debut

After years of development, multiple prototypes constructed, and more than 1200 seconds of cumulative static fire testing at durations longer…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrives in Texas for milestone Starship engine test

On Saturday evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk landed in Waco, Texas - perhaps along with additional SpaceX propulsion engineers -…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals photos of Starship’s first completed Raptor engine

Shortly after Teslarati reported that the first operationalized Raptor had shipped to McGregor, Texas for its first full-scale static fire…

SpaceX sends “radically redesigned” Starship engine to Texas for hot-fire tests

SpaceX has shipped one of the first of a group of Starship engines known as Raptor, described last month by…

SpaceX’s Raptor engine nears flight-readiness for BFR spaceship hop tests

In a presentation that revealed plans for a private mission to the Moon in as early as 2023, SpaceX CEO…