Starship

SpaceX rolls Starship to the launch pad five days after last flight test

Update: Less than five days after Starship serial number 10 (SN10) briefly became the first prototype to launch and land…

SpaceX to “refine” hypersonic heat shield manufacturing for the US Air Force

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has competitively awarded SpaceX an $8.5 million contract to "refine" the process of…

SpaceX Starship landing leg upgrades imagined in new fan renders

After new official Starship renders appeared to include the first view of an upgraded landing leg design, a SpaceX fan…

SpaceX already clearing Starship debris, preparing for next rocket rollout

Update: Half a day after Starship serial number 10 (SN10) became the first prototype to land in one piece, SpaceX…

SpaceX on track to send Starship, private astronauts around the Moon in 2023

In a new media blitz, Japanese billionaire Yusaka Maezawa ('MZ') has reentered the spotlight with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to…

SpaceX aborts Starship launch after Raptors produce too much thrust

Update #3: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that Starship prototype SN10 automatically aborted a 2:15 pm CST (UTC-6) launch attempt…

SpaceX swaps “suspect” Starship engine in record time

SpaceX has reportedly swapped a "suspect" Raptor engine installed on Starship serial number 10 (SN10) in record time, setting the…

SpaceX rapidly builds, tests Starship Moon elevator for NASA

As part of a NASA program that will select one or two commercial crewed Moon landers, SpaceX is busy testing…

SpaceX Starship static fire bodes well for a launch later this week

SpaceX's third high-altitude Starship prototype appears to have successfully ignited its trio of Raptor engines, boosting the odds of another…

FAA clears SpaceX Starship prototype for third launch and landing attempt

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already cleared Starship serial number 10 (SN10) for flight, cutting short any potential…

SpaceX Starship ready to find out if third time’s the charm later this week

After a miserable week of extreme cold, power grid failures, high winds, and general chaos, conditions are improving, the sun…

SpaceX reschedules Starship static fire amid deadly Texas cold snap, power grid failure

After extreme weather and a once-in-a-decade cold snap ground SpaceX's Starship launch preparations to a halt, the company's next critical…

SpaceX completes $850M equity funding round, raising valuation to ~$74B

SpaceX has completed another massive equity funding round of $850 million last week, effectively bringing the company's valuation to about…

SpaceX Starship factory battles Texas power outages with Tesla solar and storage

A major cold snap and the ineptitude of state governance have combined to throw millions of Texans into darkness as…

SpaceX Starship testing slows to a crawl amid high winds and freezing rain

SpaceX's South Texas Starship program has been hit by a burst of extreme winter weather, slowing plans and preparations for…

SpaceX Starship to test landing upgrades after two explosions

After two Starship prototypes aced their high-altitude launch debuts only to suffer last-second landing failures for unique reasons, SpaceX is…

SpaceX rolls last Starship off the assembly line ahead of “major upgrades”

SpaceX has installed Starship serial number 11's (SN11) steel nosecone, effectively completing the rocket and marking the end of production…

SpaceX Starship prototype gets frosty for a launch attempt as early as this week

Update: It appears that SpaceX has completed Starship SN10's first cryogenic proof test campaign and the company lifted its road…

SpaceX wants to launch its next Starship ASAP

Contrary to recent comments from CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX appears to be forging ahead at full speed in a bid…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks Starship explosion: “We were too dumb”

Two days after a last-second failure caused Starship SN9 to smash into the ground and explode, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk…