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SpaceX Starship Integrated Flight Test 5
« on: June 06, 2024, 10:23:52 pm »
SpaceX Starship integrated flight test 5 (IFT-5) will be the fifth integrated flight test of a prototype Starship launch vehicle. The prototype vehicles planned to be flown are the Ship 30 upper-stage and Booster 12.

SpaceX is expecting to perform the flight test in late June. In April 2024, Musk stated that the flight may involve a catch of the Super Heavy booster with the tower, if B11's 'virtual tower' landing is successful during IFT-4. On June 6th, after IFT-4, he reiterated that.

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Re: SpaceX Starship Integrated Flight Test 5
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2024, 12:38:15 am »
Elon Musk Speaks: All Starship Tiles will be Replaced After Flight 4 Issues!

 Jun 10, 2024  #SpaceX #Starship #starshipflight4explained

Elon revealed details about Starship Flight 4 outcome, Flight 5, and beyond during a gaming livestream in X.

Video Credit: Elon Musk

00:00 Starship Flight 4 Report, Fixes & Future Missions
13:23 Raptor Engine 3D Printing
15:34 First Starship Mars Mission & Colonization
22:35 Flight 5 Booster Catch Plans
24:05 Starship Space Telescope Project
25:36 Flight 5 Next Month
25:44 How Will Starships Overcome Fuel Boil-Off During Deep Space Mission?
26:26 Starship Launch From Florida Update
26:45 Starship Will Enable Faster Trips To Mars
27:06 How Stainless Steel Saved Starship?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLptBt7byZg

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Re: SpaceX Starship Integrated Flight Test 5
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2024, 04:03:13 pm »
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Starship 5 will be launching in ~1 month & the booster will be caught w/ mechazilla arms (instead of splashing down to the ocean). This will extremely difficult to execute, but if there’s one team to do it, it’s SpaceX.

https://x.com/Teslaconomics/status/1800524818049314827

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Re: SpaceX Starship Integrated Flight Test 5
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2024, 06:17:23 pm »
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Ship 30 has been mostly surrounded by scaffolding, to allow workers access to replace its heat shield with an additional ablative layer and stronger heat shield tiles on top of that.

Starbase flyover analysis happening now on Starbase Weekly! https://youtube.com/watch?v=oCg4HJ

https://x.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1802034586219626983

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Re: SpaceX Starship Integrated Flight Test 5
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2024, 06:29:50 pm »
I am really looking forward to this next flight. If they can do what they have planned it will be epic!
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