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SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to move to a newer design

SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to move to a newer design SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype encountered an explosive failure during early testing in Texas on Wednesday – you can see exactly what happened in the video below, but basically it blew its lid during cryogenic testing – […]

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Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as million per launch SpaceX’s goal has long been to achieve truly reusable rocket launch capabilities, and for good reason: The company anticipates huge cost savings through re-usable rocketry, vs. expendable launch vehicles, which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has described as a […]

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SpaceX wants to land Starship on the Moon before 2022, then do cargo runs for 2024 human landing

SpaceX wants to land Starship on the Moon before 2022, then do cargo runs for 2024 human landing Speaking at a quick series of interviews with commercial space company’s at this year’s annual International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell shed a little more light on her company’s current thinking […]

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SpaceX intends to offer Starlink satellite broadband service starting in 2020

SpaceX intends to offer Starlink satellite broadband service starting in 2020 SpaceX will look to launch its Starlink service for consumers sometime next year, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell confirmed at a media roundtable meeting at the company’s offices in Washington during the International Astronautical Congress this week (via SpaceNews). Shotwell, […]

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Rocket Lab’s new 5-year FAA license will help it streamline its rocket launch process

Rocket Lab’s new 5-year FAA license will help it streamline its rocket launch process Rocket Lab has received a new 5-year Launch Operator License from the Federal Aviation Administration, which grants it permission to do multiple launches of its Electron rocket from its LC-1 launch site in New Zealand without having to […]

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NASA awards $43.2M to Blue Origin, SpaceX and others for tech to take us to the Moon and Mars

NASA awards .2M to Blue Origin, SpaceX and others for tech to take us to the Moon and Mars NASA has announced the total funding it will distribute to the 14 companies it’s chosen to work with on developing key, innovative technologies that will be instrumental in helping get the agency to […]

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Elon Musk says Starship should reach orbit within six months – and could even fly with a crew next year

Elon Musk says Starship should reach orbit within six months – and could even fly with a crew next year SpaceX CEO Elon Musk delivered an update about Starship, the company’s nest generation spacecraft, which is being designed for full, “rapid reusability.” Musk discussed the technology behind the design of Starship, which […]

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SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype comes together ahead of update event

SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype comes together ahead of update event SpaceX has completed joining the bottom and top halves of the Starship orbital-scale prototype it’s building in Boca Chica, Texas. The gleaming silver spacecraft, which is the ‘Mk 1’ prototype that SpaceX will use for high-altitude testing, using three of the Raptor […]

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SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype construction progress detailed in new photos

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 version used […]

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SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing

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 prototype while […]

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