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enginesSpaceX Raptor Engine SpaceHopper Test Today

Spadre.com is reporting that SpaceX is performing the first new raptor engine firing on the Spacehopper. The Spacehopper is being held down with tethers. Every Day Astronaut is also reporting live on the test firing. Sheriff just advised road closure …

spaceSpaceX Test Firing Integrated Raptor Engine This Week

SpaceX will begin test firing the Starhopper. The Starhopper will be tethered and the hops will not be visible from offsite. This will likely be only a few feet or less of lift in the initial tests. The first integrated …

materialsSpaceX 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 …

spaceSpaceX Will Soon Pour Pavement for Starhopper Launchpad

Austin Barnard reports that SpaceX will soon pour the pavement for the StarHopper Launchpad. The Starhopper should begin hop tests in March. They will test three Raptor engines with flights up to just short of 5000 meters in height. Those …

elon muskSpaceX 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 …

spaceSpaceX 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) …

elon muskSpaceX 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 …

spaceSpaceX 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 …

spaceSpaceX Texas Launch Site Progress

SpaceX continues to build the Starship hopper test rocket. They are removing placeholder engines and opened up the rocket to add fuel tanks and the real raptor engines. Here are tweets about progress on the Texas launch site. It still …