Showing posts with label Starhopper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starhopper. Show all posts

Friday, July 26, 2019

Next phase of SpaceX Starship test program - sketch by Colin Doublier

Last night SpaceX's Starship test vehicle - the Starhopper - performed its first untethered hop about 20m high. In 2 weeks Starhopper will perform a much higher hop of about 200m, but in a few months the Starship test program will move to the next phase - flights as high as 20 km. For it SpaceX is already simultaneously building two Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas and Cocoa, Florida - Starship Mk 1 & Starship Mk 2 respectively. Those prototypes initially will have three Raptor engines (Starhopper has only one).

Here is a sketch of Starship Mk 1 lifting up by French urban artist Colin Doublier. More of his art here.

SpaceX Starship Mk 1 lifting up - sketch by Colin Doublier

Friday, March 22, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dawn of a new Space Age

Photo of SpaceX's Starhopper at sunset by Jaime Almaguer. The Starhopper (test vehicle of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship) is currently being built in SpaceX's Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas and scheduled to fly first test flights in March/April 2019.

Photo of SpaceX's Starhopper at sunset on Boca Chica by Jaime Almaguer

Sunday, January 13, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen Egan

Concept images of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship test vehicle (Starhopper) by British graphic designer Owen Egan (known on NASASpaceFlight.com forum as "tea monster"). The Starhopper is not shy of its wrinkles :) More of Owen's art here.

The SpaceX's Starship test vehicle (being a bit shorter, ~40 meters, than the full-scale Starship) is built in Boca Chica, Texas and scheduled to fly first test flights on March/April 2019.

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen Egan

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen EganSpaceX Starhopper by Owen Egan

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Photo of SpaceX's Starhopper (official)

Today Elon Musk tweeted the photo of the actual Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship) built in SpaceX's Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas and sheduled to fly first test flights in March/April.

SpaceX real Starhopper (photo from Elon Musk)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and BFR comparison by Kimi Talvitie

After making some of the best model renders of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship to date, Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has made another image, comparing the models of Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of Starship), Starship, Super Heavy booster, Falcon 9 and full stack Starship + Super Heavy.
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SpaceX Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and Big Falcon Rocket model comparison by Kimi Talvitie

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship and Super Heavy model comparison by Kimi Talvitie

Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has made some impressive 3D models of SpaceX's stainless steel Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of Starship), Starship and Super Heavy booster. Here are some comparative renders of them. Open link in new tab to view image in full resolution.

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship and Super Heavy model comparison with height by Kimi Talvitie