raptor News of 09/23/19
SpaceX To Share Starship Progress Update Saturday As It Continues Prototype Construction
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was in Boca Chica, Texas over the weekend to oversee key construction activities in the assembly of the company’s newest Starship prototype. Musk will deliver an update on Starship, which will likely recap progress to ...
SpaceX’S Orbital Starship Prototype Construction Progress Detailed In New Photos
SpaceX is making progress assembling its Starship orbital spacecraft prototype, as seen in new photos shared by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk . This full-scale testing version of the Starship will take over for the StarHopper, which was a scaled down ...
SpaceX ‘Getting Ready’ To Fly Orbital Starship Design With New FCC Filing
SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati ) with the FCC seeking necessary permissions for it to communicate with the ...
SpaceX Starhopper ‘Hops’ To Around 500 Feet And Flies For Just Under A Minute In New Test Flight
SpaceX has completed a second low-altitude test flight of its ‘Starhopper’ demonstration prototype, which is being used to test technologies that will be used to build the full-scale next-generation SpaceX ‘Starship’ ...
SpaceX Succeeds With First Untethered StarHopper Low Altitude ‘Hop’ Test
SpaceX is racking up wins this week, after a successful second launch attempt for its CRS-18 mission earlier this evening, and now with a first short-hop free flight for its StarHopper prototype spacecraft on Thursday night, again on its second ...
SpaceX Untethered StarHopper ‘Hop’ Test Flight Aborted After Engines Briefly Flare
SpaceX encountered a snag in an attempted test key to the development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft. Specifically, the StarHopper sub scale demonstration and testing craft it’s using to work on the Starthip’s propulsion ...
SpaceX Targets Tuesday For Starhopper Demo Rocket Hover Test
SpaceX is preparing for a key test in development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft, with a target of performing a ‘hover’ demo of its ‘Starhopper’ prototype rocket on Tuesday next week. The test will be the first ...
Small Fire Breaks Out And Is Extinguished At SpaceX’S Florida Starship Facility
A small fire broke out Monday at SpaceX’s Florida facility focused on development of Starship, the company’s next generation rocket. The facility is one of two SpaceX development centres for Starship, which is intended to be a new, ...
Elon Musk Teases Possible Late July Starship Presentation Following Engine Test
Elon Musk was fielding a number of questions from fans on Twitter on Sunday, and revealed that the current target for a full presentation of Starship, SpaceX’s next-generation reusable rocket and a key piece of the company’s plan to reach ...
SpaceX Reportedly Seeking Over $300m In Fresh Funding
SpaceX is looking to raise a bunch of new cash – $314.2 million at a per share price of $214, according to a new CNBC report . The raise would be the third total this year, which together added up to over $1 billion in new capital. Both those ...