Starbase

SpaceX’s upgraded Starship factory begins to take shape in South Texas

After a few months of foundation work, SpaceX has begun assembling the first section of a vast new Starship manufacturing…

SpaceX begins stress-testing upgraded Super Heavy booster

In a what is likely a prelude to engine installation, SpaceX has begun stress-testing an upgraded Super Heavy booster prototype.…

SpaceX’s upgraded Super Heavy booster sails through first major test

SpaceX's first upgraded 33-engine Super Heavy booster appears to have passed a crucial test with surprising ease, boding well for…

SpaceX’s Starbase environmental review suffers third delay

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the completion of a crucial 'environmental assessment' SpaceX needs to begin orbital-class…

SpaceX frees up orbital launch site for upgraded Super Heavy booster

After 'destacking' Starship S20, SpaceX has officially removed Super Heavy Booster B4 from Starbase's lone orbital launch mount - and…

SpaceX Starbase facilities already taking advantage of new “Port Connector Road”

SpaceX's Starbase facilities appear to have immediately begun to take advantage of a brand new "South Port Connector Road" built…

SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory prepares for major upgrades

In what is probably a sign of things to come for SpaceX's nascent Florida Starship factory, the company's original Starbase…

SpaceX’s Starbase environmental review delayed another month

The FAA says that it will take at least another month to complete a crucial environmental review of orbital Starship…

SpaceX to send retired Starship to local Texas airport, says Elon Musk

In a brief Twitter exchange, the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) appears to have talked SpaceX CEO Elon Musk…

SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory has a new tallest building

Less than four months after construction began, the newest addition to SpaceX's South Texas Starship factory is now the facility's…

SpaceX has finally begun filling Starship’s orbital launch site fuel tanks

Almost five months after SpaceX began the process of filling and testing the first custom-built propellant storage system for Starship,…

SpaceX assembles world’s largest rocket with giant robot arms

For the second time ever, SpaceX has fully stacked a two-stage Starship rocket, once again creating the largest launch vehicle…

SpaceX rocket catch simulation raises more questions about concept

CEO Elon Musk has published the first official visualization of what SpaceX's plans to catch Super Heavy boosters might look…

SpaceX fully installs Super Heavy booster’s ‘aerocovers’

For the first time, SpaceX has more or less installed a full set of 'aerocovers' on a Super Heavy booster…

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…