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Musk hope 5th SpaceX Starship Flight to land back


Published: 19:36, 7 April 2024

Musk hope 5th SpaceX Starship Flight to land back

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US entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk would like to see the fifth SpaceX starship booster flight be coordinated and land back on a tower, estimating the probability of this working out at 80-90%.

"If the landing on the virtual tower with the booster works (with flight four) then we will actually try with the flight five to land on the tower," Musk said. "It is in the realm of possibility… the odds of us being to catch the booster ... probably like 80 - 90% this year."

We have made tremendous progress with the flights, and flight four should happen in about a month or so, he added.

In mid-March, SpaceX launched its third test flight of the Starship rocket from the Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas, with the rocket reaching orbital speed for the first time.

The Starship is the centerpiece of SpaceX's efforts to develop a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry humans to the Moon and on long-duration flights to Mars and beyond. The system is designed for in-space refueling and the ability to land at destinations across the solar system and return to Earth.