Super Heavy

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 preparing Super Heavy, Starbase for booster’s next steps

Amid a flurry of deliveries and work on several new Starship boosters, SpaceX is preparing the first truly finished Super…

SpaceX installs full set of car-sized grid fins on second Super Heavy booster

SpaceX appears to have installed a full set of car-sized grid fins on Starship's second flightworthy Super Heavy booster, leaving…

SpaceX ships hardware for first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to Starbase

SpaceX appears to have delivered hardware that will eventually become part of the first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to its…

SpaceX Starbase construction takes priority as next orbital Starship, Super Heavy pair come together

As SpaceX teams slowly prepare the first orbital-class Starship and Super Heavy booster for the next-generation rocket's first full-stack launch,…

SpaceX moves Super Heavy booster to make room for Mechazilla arm installation

For the second time, SpaceX has removed the first potentially flightworthy Super Heavy from Starbase's orbital launch mount - this…

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’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…