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Starship to Launch in January, Elon Musk Says

On Wednesday, Elon Musk clarified the schedule for his next-generation Starship rocket, saying that SpaceX hopes to perform the first orbital flight in January

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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to discuss Starship rocket during National Academies’ Space Studies Board

Elon Musk’s presentation is scheduled to begin today, November 17th, at 6pm EST.

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U.S. FAA aims to complete SpaceX Starship review by Dec 31

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it has a target date of Dec. 31 to conclude the environmental assessment process of the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy environmental review.

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SpaceX fires up six-engine Starship, aces Starlink launch 18 hours apart

SpaceX has rounded out a jam-packed week of spaceflight activity by completing a record-breaking Starship static fire and first East Coast Starlink launch in half a year less than a day apart.

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Future of SpaceX Starbase Remains Uncertain

For the last five months, the skies have been clear over Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX has not launched a single rocket there since May, and residents wonder when they will see Elon’s 400 ft tall Starship finally make its debut. But while the normally busy Starbase has gone silent, a legal battle rages between the billionaire space titan and almost everyone else, making SpaceX’s plans in South Texas uncertain.

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SpaceX fires up first upgraded Starship engine

CEO Elon Musk has implicitly revealed that SpaceX recently conducted the first test of Starship’s new Raptor 2 engine.

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Elon Musk says Starship should be ready for first orbital launch next month, ‘pending regulatory approval

Elon Musk says that it could be ready to make its first orbital flight attempt next month — provided it gets the regulatory sign-offs it needs.

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SpaceX test fires Starship as FAA reviews key license for first orbital launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed two test firings of the engines on its Starship 20 prototype on Thursday.

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SpaceX uses robot dog to inspect Starship after first engine test in months

SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship prototype has survived the first of several expected Raptor tests, kicking off an engine test campaign that could mark a number of new milestones.

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SpaceX Starbase construction takes priority as next orbital Starship, Super Heavy pair come together

As SpaceX teams slowly prepare the first orbital-class Starship and Super Heavy booster for the next-generation rocket’s first full-stack launch, the company has simultaneously begun assembling a second ship/booster pair. However, it’s clear that orbital pad construction remains a priority.

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From Launch to Manufacturing, SpaceX Begins Leasing Warehouse Space in Brownsville

SpaceX’s Starbase is located right outside of the city of Brownsville in Boca Chica, and a large portion of employees reside in South Padre Island. In fact, Elon’s Boring Company announced that it is looking at building a hyperloop tunnel under one of the deepest shipping channels to help employees get from SPI to Boca Chica more timely.

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Elon Musk chats about Starship and space telescopes … and Jeff Bezos’ rocket envy

In the latest chapter of a long-running space spat, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at his billionaire rival Jeff Bezos today with a barrage of double entendres that were delivered from the stage at this week’s Code Conference.