Starbase

SpaceX stress-tests Starship-catching arms with giant water balloons

SpaceX has begun testing Starbase's rocket-catching arms with ballast to simulate the weight of Starship and Super Heavy. SpaceX started…

SpaceX simulates lifting Starship with launch tower ‘arms’

SpaceX has taken Starbase's rocket-catching launch tower 'arms' to new heights during the latest series of proof tests. That process…

SpaceX Starship ‘launch tower’ spreads its rocket-catching arms

Update: Shortly after publishing, SpaceX began a much more ambitious series of tests with the Starship launch tower's two main…

SpaceX Starship prototype completes fourth static fire

In its true last act of the year, SpaceX successfully fired up its first orbital-class Starship for the fourth time…

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch runs into more FAA delays

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it's at least two months behind schedule on an environmental review that must…

NASA Artemis delegation tours SpaceX’s Starship factory and launch pad

Thanks to the failure of Blue Origin's NASA Human Landing System (HLS) lawsuit, SpaceX and the space agency were finally…

SpaceX begins testing first flightworthy Super Heavy booster

More than three months after the building-sized Starship booster's latest return to Starbase's orbital launch site, SpaceX has finally begun…

SpaceX to replicate Starbase, build multiple Starship launch pads in Florida

Less than two weeks after CEO Elon Musk revealed that SpaceX has restarted construction of a Starship launch site at…

SpaceX rolls Super Heavy booster to orbital launch mount

For the third time in four months, SpaceX has rolled the first potentially flightworthy Super Heavy booster towards Starbase's orbital…

SpaceX stacking two Starships at once for the first time in ten months

As of late November, SpaceX has begun stacking two Starship prototypes simultaneously for the first time in ten months. Known…

SpaceX tests Starship and Frankenstein ‘test tank’ simultaneously

After another few weeks of downtime, SpaceX has simultaneously tested the first orbital-class Starship prototype and a Frankenstein-esque 'test tank'…

SpaceX begins filling Starship’s orbital launch site with rocket propellant

Less than a year after tank farm assembly began in South Texas, SpaceX has begun the painstaking process of filling…

SpaceX begins assembling Starbase’s biggest manufacturing building yet

It might not look like much today but SpaceX has begun assembling what is set to become Starbase's largest Starship…

SpaceX preparing Super Heavy, Starbase for booster’s next steps

Amid a flurry of deliveries and work on several new Starship boosters, SpaceX is preparing the first truly finished Super…

SpaceX begins installing ‘Mechazilla’ arms designed to catch Starship rockets

After a busy few weeks spent attaching Mechazilla's two rocket-catching arms to a carriage-like backbone, SpaceX has begun the process…

SpaceX rolls second-to-last ‘cryoshell’ to Starbase’s orbital tank farm

In the last two days, SpaceX has transported a giant mystery tank and the second-to-last 'cryoshell' to Starbase's orbital tank…

SpaceX’s rocket-catching ‘Mechazilla’ arms are almost ready to join Starship launch tower

Update: SpaceX has now lifted, flipped, and staged all three components of Starbase's Mechazilla rocket-catcher, including two giant arms measuring…

SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship ‘tank farm’ is almost finished

Roughly six months after the process began, SpaceX has installed the seventh and final custom-built propellant storage tank at Starbase's…