SpaceX’s giant Super Heavy rocket spotted from space in satellite photo


Maxar Technologies’ WorldView-3 satellite captured this image of SpaceX’s Starbase site in South Texas on Aug. 9, 2021. Two Starship Super Heavy boosters are visible in the image: Booster 3 at left and the 29-engine Booster 4 at right, on the Starbase orbital launch mount. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies)

SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket looks big, even from space.

On Aug. 9, Maxar Technologies’ WorldView-3 satellite snapped a great shot of SpaceX’s “Starbase” facility in South Texas, where the company is building and testing its Starship deep-space transportation system.