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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