Prototypes Galore: SpaceX Starship factory filled with rockets

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SpaceX’s Starship Production facility in Boca Chica, Texas is basically filled with new and flight-proven Starships. The company is preparing its next round of major tests for its Starship rocket prototypes.  SpaceX is apparently building several Starship prototypes at a very rapid pace.  According to NASASpaceflight, parts built for the SN11 prototypes were spotted at […]

SN6 prototype set for hop test

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On August 23, SpaceX successfully completed a static fire test for its Starship SN6 prototype. The SN6’s SN29 Raptor engine was ignited without any troubles.  SpaceX is now on track to conduct its second Starship hop test in less than three weeks. Back on August 11, SpaceX performed a 150m hop test for its Starship […]

SN5 Completes 150m Hop Test

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Starship Prototype successfully completes 150m hop test. On August 4, the road to Mars took a giant step forward! SpaceX’s full-scale Starship SN5 prototype has successfully launched 150 m (approx. 492 feet) into the air. The spacecraft was launched from SpaceX’s launch facilities in Boca Chica, Texas. The SN5 prototype was powered by the reusable, […]

Starship’s Static Fire test successful!

The SN5 prototype is now set for its “hop” test On July 30, SpaceX conducted a successful static fire test for its Starship super-heavy launch vehicle in Boca Chica, Texas. The fifth Starship prototype (SN5) was able to ignite its single Raptor engine.  What is a static fire test?  In essence, a static fire test […]

Deep Space Exploration no longer a pipe dream

The Rocket passes pressure test in its fourth attempt. SpaceX’s Starship SN4 short for “Serial Number 4”, a prototype designed to be a fully reusable launch vehicle, successfully passed a cryogenic proof test on Sunday, according to a tweet by Elon Musk on April 27. This comes 24 hours after Musk stated in another tweet […]