Super Heavy

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…

SpaceX’s Florida Starship hits growth spurt as Texas Starship begins bulkhead installation

In the last week alone, SpaceX's twin orbital Starship prototypes have made some truly jaw-dropping progress. Onlookers have witnessed Florida's…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says first orbital Starship prototype flight debut is just weeks away

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, one or both of the company's two orbital Starship prototypes could be "ready to…

SpaceX’s Starhopper nails first untethered flight as CEO Elon Musk teases next test

Starhopper has completed its first untethered flight ever, simultaneously a small step for the awkward prototype and a giant leap…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hints that Starship’s ‘sweating’ metal heat shield is no more

In the latest entry of SpaceX's ever-changing Starship design process, CEO Elon Musk has indicated that the nominally reusable orbital…

SpaceX’s Elon Musk says Starship, Super Heavy will have more than 40 Raptor engines

According to tweets published by CEO Elon Musk on July 21st, SpaceX's combined Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle (BFR)…

SpaceX’s Elon Musk says landing Starship on the Moon could be easier than convincing NASA

Speaking in an interview with TIME Magazine's Jeffrey Kluger, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk telegraphed some clear, latent frustration with US…

SpaceX’s Florida Starship shown off in aerial footage as Texas prototype grows rapidly

Local amateur photographer and spaceflight fan Michael Tapes has graciously shared a new aerial view of SpaceX's Florida Starship facility,…

SpaceX’s orbital Florida Starship yard suffers damage after catching fire

Documented on Twitch and covered by several local reporters and photographers, an accident at SpaceX's Florida Starship campus led to…

SpaceX’s Starship/Super Heavy rocket needs a launch pad and work is already starting

According to SpaceX job posts published early this month, the company has already begun the process of looking for the…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says major Starship engine bug is fixed as Raptor testing continues

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed the latest official photo of the company's Raptor engine in action and indicated that…

SpaceX’s orbital Starship gains a nose as East Coast prototype makes progress

On May 20th, SpaceX technicians successfully stacked a nosecone on top of the company's Boca Chica orbital Starship prototype. Simultaneously,…

SpaceX’s Starship, Starhopper prototypes continue slow and steady progress

The last few weeks of SpaceX's work on Starship and Starhopper prototypes has been marked by less visible progress relative…