Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains why Blue Origin’s Starship lawsuit makes no sense

For the first time since SpaceX competitor Blue Origin took NASA to federal court after losing a Moon lander contract…

SpaceX’s orbital Starship launch debut may be pushed to 2022 by slow FAA reviews

In a rare sign of material progress, SpaceX and the FAA have finally released what is known as a draft…

SpaceX’s orbital Starship launch pad tank farm comes to life for the first time

Update: Two days after a bevy of tanker trucks began to arrive at SpaceX's orbital Starship launch site with load…

SpaceX prepares Starship, Super Heavy for milestone Raptor static fire tests

SpaceX has scheduled a full week with as many as 30 hours of road and beach closures for Starship and…

Elon Musk says SpaceX could fire up first orbital-class Super Heavy booster next week

Update: In response to this article, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the plan is to not only 'cryoproof' the…

SpaceX’s first orbital-class Super Heavy booster rejoins Starship at the launch pad

For the second time in five weeks, SpaceX has rolled Starship's first orbital-class Super Heavy booster from its Starbase factory…

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’s second Super Heavy booster might land in Mechazilla’s arms

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX could attempt to catch a Super Heavy booster out of mid-air with a tower-sized…

SpaceX installs first ‘Mechazilla’ arm on Starship launch tower

One month after SpaceX stacked Starship's South Texas 'launch tower' to its full height, the company has installed the first…

SpaceX’s odd Starbase propellant storage tank prototype passes first test

Likely to the relief of many, SpaceX appears to have successfully tested a prototype of the custom-built Starbase propellant storage…

SpaceX reinstalling 29 Raptor engines on first orbital-class Starship booster

For the second time this month, SpaceX has begun installing 29 Raptor engines on Starship's first orbital-class Super Heavy booster,…

SpaceX to put custom Starship propellant storage tanks through first trial

In the latest twist in the saga of SpaceX's custom-built Starship launch pad propellant storage tanks, the company appears to…

SpaceX Starship factory breaks ground on an even bigger ‘high bay’

SpaceX appears to have more or less broken ground on a new, even bigger 'high bay' assembly facility at its…

Blue Origin lawsuit forces SpaceX, NASA to stop joint work on Starship Moon lander

Days after Jeff Bezos space startup Blue Origin sued NASA over its decision to solely award SpaceX a contract to…

SpaceX says Starship will launch the next generation of Starlink satellites

SpaceX has submitted an FCC application modifying what it calls Starlinks Generation 2 (Gen2) constellation and laying out plans to…

SpaceX to shrink, tweak Starship’s forward flap design, says Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that there is a "slight error" with the current design of Starship's forward flaps, necessitating…

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship prototype prepares for proof tests

Several days after SpaceX's first orbital-class Starship prototype took a second trip to a nearby launch site, the rocket is…

SpaceX’s Starship Moon lander under fire yet again as Blue Origin sues NASA

Less than three weeks after the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) categorically denied protests from Blue Origin and Dynetics over…

SpaceX receives first major Starship Moon lander funding from NASA

SpaceX has received its first major funding from NASA for the development of a crewed Starship Moon lander meant to…

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s orbital Starship debut headed for FAA faceoff in a few weeks

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX's first completed Starship rocket could be ready for its orbital launch debut just "a…