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SpaceX launches Starhopper after earlier failed attempt

August 28th, 2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper has had an interesting week. It was initially supposed to take off from the company’s Texas launch facility on Monday evening, performing what is expected to be the last of its test flights before the company begins testing larger versions of Starship. That didn’t happen, and while the details of exactly went wrong …

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SpaceX’s Starhopper launch scrubbed at the last possible second

August 27th, 2019

SpaceX was scheduled to launch its scaled-down Starship test vehicle, Starhopper, on Monday evening. Things were looking good right up until the moment the spacecraft was supposed to fire up its engines, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. It wasn’t immediately clear what went wrong, but the fact that the launch was called off after the …

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Watch SpaceX’s Starhopper launch for the last time live right here

August 27th, 2019

Things didn’t exactly go as planned during SpaceX’s most recent attempt to launch its Starhopper test vehicle. The launch was planned for Monday but was ultimately called off after the countdown ended and the engines failed to fire. Now, the company will try again, and you can watch it live. In a series of tweets, …

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Locals warned that SpaceX Starhopper test could shatter windows

August 26th, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship project is one if its most ambitious efforts yet. The company envisions various versions of the spacecraft eventually traveling to the Moon, Mars, and even to other star systems, but first it has to get off the ground. The SpaceX Starhopper is the prototype test vehicle that the company is using to test …

SpaceX’s StarHopper nails its latest ‘hop’

July 26th, 2019

SpaceX is spinning a lot of plates these days — from various contracts with NASA to agreements with many smaller clients to launch various satellites and spacecraft into Earth orbit — but its Starship project is definitely one of its biggest bets on the future. Starship is SpaceX’s long-term project to produce a spacecraft that …

SpaceX is inching closer to Starship’s big debut

July 8th, 2019

SpaceX has had an incredibly busy year thus far, with a steady series of rocket launches and new initiatives like Starlink in the very earliest stages, and all the while the Starship project looming over it all. Starship is SpaceX’s future-looking rocket platform that could one day ferry travelers to Mars and beyond, and in …

SpaceX’s Starhopper completed its first mini-launch ‘hop’

April 8th, 2019

Between tests of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, regular launches for commercial clients, and the impending second launch of the massive Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX has a whole lot on its plate these days. Despite all that, it’s still working hard on its Starship program, which will (hopefully) one day result in a spacecraft capable of …

SpaceX is inching closer to launching its Starhopper for the first time

March 29th, 2019

After making big waves earlier this month with the successful launch, docking, and return flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX has been relatively quiet for the rest of March. At least publicly, that is, because behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work being done to the first launch-capable prototype of the SpaceX Starship, nicknamed Starhopper, suggest …

SpaceX’s shiny new rocket broke when it tipped over in high winds

January 24th, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship might not be ready to carry passengers for a while, but that hasn’t stopped the company and its enigmatic CEO from generating plenty of hype. The Starship prototype, named Starhopper, was slated to begin testing within weeks, but a breezy night in Texas has changed all of that. According to Musk, winds topping …