Raptor

SpaceX rapidly shipping upgraded Raptor engines to Starbase

SpaceX appears to have opened the floodgates and begun shipping upgraded 'Raptor V2' engines to Starbase en masse in preparation…

Elon Musk says SpaceX making good progress on Starship’s upgraded Raptor 2 engines

As is routine, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to offer a few details about the status of…

Elon Musk says SpaceX could soon face bankruptcy – here’s why that’s unlikely

In a new leaked email, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company could go bankrupt if, by the end…

SpaceX rolls Raptor Vacuum engines to launch pad for Starship’s next tests

For the second time, SpaceX is gearing up to install a full six Raptor engines on the first orbital-class Starship…

SpaceX installs Raptor Vacuum engine on first orbital-class Starship

Update: Providing the best views yet of the Raptor Vacuum installation process, SpaceX began installing one of Starship S20's six…

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…