Starhopper

SpaceX tests ceramic Starship heat shield tiles on Starhopper’s final flight test

Although it flew under the radar in the heat of the moment, SpaceX's final Starhopper test flight - completed on…

Watch SpaceX’s Starhopper hover 500ft above the ground in final test flight

SpaceX's Starhopper prototype has completed its second and final flight test, lifting off to an apogee of roughly 150m (500…

Livestream: SpaceX set for second Starhopper hop attempt after fixing Raptor bugs

SpaceX is reportedly ready to take a second stab at Starhopper's second and final flight, rescheduled from August 26th to…

SpaceX scrubs Starhopper’s final Raptor-powered flight as Elon Musk talks “finicky” igniters

For unknown reasons, SpaceX's Starhopper prototype suffered a hold just 0.8 seconds prior to its second planned flight test, a…

LIVESTREAM: SpaceX’s Starhopper set for 150-meter test flight in Boca Chica, TX

SpaceX has finally received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct the next (and last) test hop of the…

SpaceX’s Starhopper cleared by FAA for second and final flight test as locals urged to exit homes

After a full two weeks spent waiting for an FAA permit, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and local South Texas authorities…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Starship presentation will have to wait a few more weeks

While the FAA's slow pace continues to delay Starhopper's second major flight test, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that his…

SpaceX’s next major Starhopper flight test still awaiting FAA approval, says Elon Musk

Four and half days after a recent call with FAA officials, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company is…

SpaceX’s next Starhopper flight needs more analysis for FAA go-ahead, says Elon Musk

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the company's next major Starhopper flight test is still awaiting FAA approval due to…

SpaceX settles on Friday for Starhopper’s next flight test milestone, FAA permitting

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published Notices-to-Airmen (NOTAMs) for SpaceX's next Starhopper flight milestone, a 200m (650 ft)…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starhopper’s next test flight is waiting for an FAA permit

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company is working with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to secure regulatory…

SpaceX moves Starhopper back to launch pad, puts 200m hop test on the calendar

On July 28th, SpaceX wrapped up modifications to a rented robotic lift vehicle and carefully moved Starhopper back to its…

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’s Starhopper nails first untethered flight as CEO Elon Musk teases next test

Starhopper has completed its first untethered flight ever, simultaneously a small step for the awkward prototype and a giant leap…

SpaceX’s Starhopper aborts first free flight after igniting Raptor engine, catching fire [updated]

SpaceX has aborted Starhopper's inaugural untethered flight test shortly after the planned T-0 liftoff time and is in the process…

SpaceX’s Starhopper on track for today’s hover test after Cargo Dragon launch scrubbed [updated]

Update: Starhopper briefly ignited its single Raptor engine before a methane vent caught fire and the hover test was rapidly…

SpaceX tests Starhopper’s maneuvering thrusters ahead of inaugural flight test

Late at night on July 22nd, SpaceX's South Texas team of technicians and engineers were busy testing a small but…

Starhopper update: SpaceX’s ungainly Starship testbed survives night of fireballs, Raptor testing

SpaceX's Starhopper appears to have come out the other end of an eventful night of fires, fireballs, and Raptor testing…

SpaceX’s Starhopper engulfed in fireball after critical Raptor static fire test

SpaceX's Starhopper was engulfed in a fireball shortly after a static fire ignition of its Raptor engine, almost certainly delaying…

LIVESTREAM: T-20 minutes to SpaceX’s Raptor-powered Starhopper static fire test

10:00 pm CDT Per NASASpaceflight.com, Starhopper's static fire ignition is approximately 30 minutes away (10:30 pm CDT). 9:15 pm CDT…