SpaceX is Already Building the Orbital Starship

SpaceX will not build a new nosecone for the Starhopper. Elon Musk tweeted that the new nosecone is being built for the orbital Starship. Elon has previously indicated that the orbital version of the Starship would be completed in June 2019. Elon Musk has tweeted that the first orbital Starship upper stage prototype should be …

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SpaceX Puts in Fuel Tanks into StarHopper and Shows Metallic Heat Shield Tests

SpaceX continues to march ahead with the Starhopper. They are recovering from the wind damaged nose cone for the Starhopper and they placed fuel tanks into the bottom half of the Starhopper. Elon Musk tweeted out a video clip of the testing of the metallic heat shield up to 1100 celsius. [Removed – Starhopper photos …

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SpaceX Repairing StarHopper Fairing and Working on Launch Pad

Austin Bernard has footage of the SpaceX work to repair the half of the Starhopper which was blown over in 50 mph winds. documentation:1-24-19welders already working hard on either restoring or taking apart fairing #spacex pic.twitter.com/WbwBfvmZRU — Austin Barnard (@austinbarnard45) January 24, 2019 Austin Bernard Has Drone Footage of the Boca Chica Starhopper Launch Pad …

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SpaceX Starhopper Was Blown Over by 50 MPH Winds and Repairs Will Take Weeks

Fifty-mile per winds broke the moorings and blew over the SpaceX Starhopper. It will take a few weeks to repair according to Elon Musk. The SpaceX Starhopper is designed to test three new Raptor engines. Raptor engines are nearly twice as powerful as current SpaceX Merlin engines. After the Starhopper performs a series of tests …

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SpaceX Adding New Raptor Engines and Fuel Tanks to Starship Hopper

SpaceX has taken the Starship Hopper apart again. They are removing the placeholder Raptor engine. They will be adding in the fuel tanks and the new Raptor engines. Elon Musk had sais the previously installed engines were a mix of raptor development and operational parts. The first hopper engine to be fired was almost finished …

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