Super Heavy

SpaceX president teases Starship’s game-changing Starlink launch capabilities

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell teased new information detailing the wealth of benefits that the next-generation Starship launch vehicle…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk lays out Starship’s path to orbit with sights set on 2020 debut

Speaking on September 28th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk sketched out a fairly detailed picture of Starship's path to orbit, from…

SpaceX to replace Falcon 9’s titanium grid fins with steel on Starship’s Super Heavy booster

Following a question on Twitter about how SpaceX intends to manufacture the truly massive grid fins shown in renders of…

SpaceX publishes dedicated Starship webpage after Elon Musk’s presentation

Shortly after CEO Elon Musk's 2019 presentation, SpaceX has published a new webpage dedicated to the next-generation Starship launch vehicle…

SpaceX is building Starship’s East Coast launch site at a breakneck pace

After breaking ground on September 21st, SpaceX and construction contractors are working at a breakneck pace to complete the modifications…

SpaceX envisions Starship-enabled cities on the Moon and Mars in new renders

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed updated renders of conceptual Moon and Mars bases that may ultimately be made possible…

SpaceX debuts Starship’s new Super Heavy booster design

Speaking on Saturday night (Sept. 28th) at the base of the SpaceX's Starship Mk1 prototype in Boca Chica, Texas, CEO…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains how Starships will return from orbit

In the near future, SpaceX wants to begin putting its first two full-scale Starship prototypes through a series of increasingly…

SpaceX begins launch pad upgrades for Starship flight tests in Texas and Florida

Beneath the buzz of Starship Mk1's glamorous wing installation, SpaceX has begun installing new launch pad hardware meant to support…

Billionaire resigns CEO role to pay, train for SpaceX’s first crewed Starship Moon launch

Eccentric Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa -- known for collecting modern art and founding online fashion retailer Zozo -- has stepped…

SpaceX prepares to break ground on Starship launch facilities at Pad 39A

As of September 14th, SpaceX is nearly ready to break ground on what will likely be the first orbital-class Starship…

SpaceX wants to move Starship Mk2 to one of its Florida launch pads later this month

According to documents filed with local city and transportation authorities in recent months and cataloged by a few local news…

SpaceX ‘tops off’ its South Texas Starship prototype with one final steel dome

On September 14th, South Texas SpaceX technicians lifted Starship Mk1's third and final tank dome and began to attach it…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship pad abort capabilities could come sooner than later

Despite a number of technical hurdles, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that the company's next-generation Starship spacecraft could eventually be…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship could be followed by a dramatically larger rocket

Hinted at in a brief tweet on August 28th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX's massive Starship and Super…

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 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 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 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…