Starship

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 first Super Heavy hardware is already being built at Florida Starship campus

Based on some basic analysis of recent photos of SpaceX's East Coast Starship facility, situated in Cocoa, Florida, SpaceX has…

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, Blue Origin, and ULA make major progress in commercial megarocket space race

A new generation of space race is currently underway, but this time it’s not a race to determine which country…

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 teases extreme Falcon 9 launch cadence goals in Starship planning doc

Published as part of an August 2019 environmental assessment (EA) draft for Starship's prospective Pad 39A launch facilities, SpaceX revealed…

SpaceX preps Texas Starship’s second tank dome for installation in latest milestone

During an August 4th visit to SpaceX's Boca Chica Starship build site, CEO Elon Musk captured and shared photos showing…

SpaceX’s Florida Starship hits growth spurt as Texas Starship begins bulkhead installation

In the last week alone, SpaceX's twin orbital Starship prototypes have made some truly jaw-dropping progress. Onlookers have witnessed Florida's…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says first orbital Starship prototype flight debut is just weeks away

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, one or both of the company's two orbital Starship prototypes could be "ready to…

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 to mature Starship Moon landing and orbital refueling tech with NASA’s help

NASA has announced 19 technology partnerships between the agency's many spaceflight centers and 13 companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin, and…

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 set for second CRS-18 launch attempt with flight-proven Falcon 9, spacecraft

After exceptionally bad weather conditions forced SpaceX to scrub its first CRS-18 launch attempt on Wednesday, July 24th, the weather…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hints that Starship’s ‘sweating’ metal heat shield is no more

In the latest entry of SpaceX's ever-changing Starship design process, CEO Elon Musk has indicated that the nominally reusable orbital…

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 testing ceramic Starship heat shield tiles on flight-proven CRS-18 Cargo Dragon

SpaceX announced during its CRS-18 Cargo Dragon webcast that the twice-flown orbital spacecraft will feature a handful of ceramic Starship…