Starship

SpaceX working on several Starship, Super Heavy upgrades and design changes

Not long after Elon Musk confirmed plans to add three more Raptor engines to Starship and stretch the upper stage's…

SpaceX “intends” to start launching next-generation Starlink satellites in March

In a new Q&A with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), SpaceX says it still "plans" and "intends" to begin launching…

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…

Elon Musk says SpaceX making good progress on Starship’s upgraded Raptor 2 engines

As is routine, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to offer a few details about the status of…

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 closes out 2021 with $1.85 billion in new funding

On the eve of the last day of 2021, SEC filings show that SpaceX has secured another $337 million, bringing…

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…

SpaceX to upgrade Starship with 50% more Raptor engines

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that future Starships - or at least certain Starship variants - are being upgraded with…

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 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 VP says Starship is already winning commercial launch contracts

A SpaceX executive says that the company's next-generation, fully-reusable Starship rocket has already secured multiple commercial launch contracts. Set to…

SpaceX installs Starship booster on orbital launch mount for the third time

After several signs of imminent activity on Sunday, SpaceX has installed Super Heavy Booster 4 (B4) on Starbase's lone 'orbital…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says “overdue” Starship update is coming soon

CEO Elon Musk says he may finally present the first cohesive update on SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket development program in…

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'…

Elon Musk says SpaceX could soon face bankruptcy – here’s why that’s unlikely

In a new leaked email, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company could go bankrupt if, by the end…

SpaceX putting the finishing touches on Starship’s orbital launch pad

SpaceX appears to have begun tying up a number of loose ends at Starship's first orbital launch site, potentially setting…

SpaceX’s first two Super Heavy boosters making good progress towards test debuts

SpaceX is making good progress on Starship's first two Super Heavy boosters, both of which could potentially be ready for…

SpaceX details plan to build Mars Base Alpha with reusable Starship rockets

For the first time, SpaceX has teamed up with researchers from NASA and several other US institutions to publicly discuss…