Super Heavy

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’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 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…

SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship and Super Heavy to return to launch pad next week

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX could return the first orbital-class Starship prototype and its Super Heavy booster to the…

SpaceX takes simplicity to new extremes with two new Starship mechanisms

In the first two parts of a three-part interview with YouTube creator Tim Dodd, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has delved…

SpaceX Starship briefly becomes largest rocket in history – now what’s next?

On August 6th, after a great deal of anticipation, SpaceX stacked a Starship on top of a Super Heavy booster…

SpaceX is about to stack Starship on a Super Heavy booster for the first time

After a slight delay, CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX is now on track to stack a complete Starship prototype…

SpaceX installs booster on launch pad, stacks orbital Starship to full height

Hours after SpaceX outfitted the first orbital Starship prototype with all six of its Raptor engines, the company has installed…

SpaceX reveals first orbital Starship with six Raptor engines

CEO Elon Musk has published a photo showing six Raptors - including three vacuum-optimized engines - installed on a Starship…

SpaceX installs more than two dozen Super Heavy Raptor engines in one night

In a virtually unprecedented feat of engineering and rocketry, SpaceX appears to have installed a full 29 Raptor engines on…

SpaceX outfits first orbital-class Starship booster with grid fins, Raptor engines

In the space of two days, SpaceX has outfitted Starship's first orbital-class Super Heavy booster with four car-sized grid fins,…

SpaceX is building Starship’s first orbital-class booster at a breakneck pace

Within the last week, SpaceX's South Texas Starship factory appears to have kicked things into high gear and are now…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals the heart of Starship’s Super Heavy booster

CEO Elon Musk has revealed the first glimpse of the most complex, important, and unproven part of Starship's record-breaking Super…

SpaceX shifts South Texas focus to Starship’s orbital launch pad

Highlighted by a Wednesday jam-packed with important milestones, SpaceX appears to be shifting its focus in South Texas to the…

SpaceX Starship launch tower stacked to full height ahead of ‘Mechazilla’ transformation

Update: After an aborted attempt on Tuesday, SpaceX has successfully installed the ninth and final section of Starship's South Texas…

SpaceX Super Heavy booster aces static fire test on the first try

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX has successfully fired up Super Heavy - the largest rocket booster in the world…