SpaceX installs full set of car-sized grid fins on second Super Heavy booster

SpaceX appears to have installed a full set of car-sized grid fins on Starship’s second flightworthy Super Heavy booster, leaving the massive rocket just a few steps away from completion. Measuring ~69m (~225 ft) tall and 9m (~30 ft) wide, Super Heavy Booster 5 (B5) – like B4 before it – will be one of … Read more

SpaceX installs Mechazilla ‘claw’ on Starship launch tower

In the latest chapter of SpaceX’s Starship launch tower chronicle, the company has rolled a claw-like component to the pad and attached the device to the end of the tower’s newly installed Starship ‘quick disconnect’ arm. A couple months ago, as SpaceX’s newest Starship prototype and first orbital-class vehicle first started to come together, it … Read more

SpaceX Installs Super Heavy Booster 4 For the Second Time in Five Weeks

SpaceX’s Super Heavy Booster has been installed once again in the orbital launch mount of Starship On Wednesday, Sept.8, the huge Super Heavy rocket was put again to its previous location in South Texas at the Starbase site of the company. Super Heavy Booster Now Back Again to Starship’s Mount (Photo : SPadre from Twitter)SpaceX … Read more

SpaceX installs first ‘Mechazilla’ arm on Starship launch tower

One month after SpaceX stacked Starship’s South Texas ‘launch tower’ to its full height, the company has installed the first arm on what amounts to the backbone of ‘Mechazilla.’ At the end of July, after less than four months of work, a team of SpaceX workers and contractors installed the final prefabricated section of a … Read more

Rocket Report: NASA installs SLS software, India’s GSLV fails to reach orbit

Enlarge / A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Welcome to Edition 4.11 of the Rocket Report! Another week down in 2021, and another week closer to the end of the year. I’m … Read more

NASA installs Flight Software in Moon Mission Rocket

« Older: President Joe Biden statement on required COVID-?19 Vaccines for Service Members August 10, 2021 | Huntsville, AL – As crews at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida assemble the Moon rocket for the Artemis I mission, teams have installed the flight software that will help steer, fly, track, and guide the Space Launch … Read more

SpaceX installs 29 engines on giant Super Heavy Mars rocket (photos)

Starship is powering up. SpaceX plans to launch the first orbital test flight of Starship, its reusable deep-space transportation system, in the next few months from the company’s South Texas site, near the Gulf Coast village of Boca Chica. The company has made significant strides toward that milestone in the past few days, getting Starship’s … Read more