SpaceX’s Orbital Starships in Florida and Texas are Making Rapid Progress

The Texas version of the orbital Starship is further along in assembly. Here as a picture from over a week ago.

SpaceX is planning Single Stage To Orbit test flights. However, those flights will not be reusable. They will likely use a series of sub-orbital reusable flights and then a final orbital flight.

They hope to produce their 100th Raptor engine early next year. They need seven Raptor engines to for a full set of orbital engines for each orbital Starship.

Fourteen Raptor engines would be needed to complete the orbital Starships in Texas and Florida.

SpaceX has a second orbital test version of the metal Starship under construction in Florida. The body is now in three or four parts but those parts are being rapidly constructed and assembly into a completed body could

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