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SpaceX to Attempt Risky Booster Capture in Upcoming Starship Test

SpaceX is preparing for its fifth Starship orbital test flight, with the goal of capturing the 232-foot booster using a launch tower's mechanical arm. This risky maneuver, a first in the industry, could result in launch pad damage or regulatory scrutiny if it fails. Musk aims for an early August attempt for this daring endeavor.

Key Terms:

  • Starship: SpaceX's next-generation spacecraft.
  • IFT-5: The fifth integrated flight test of Starship.
  • Booster: The rocket's first stage, designed for lift-off and initial acceleration.

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