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SpaceX may attempt Starship launch in March: Elon Musk

Since 2021, SpaceX has been looking to launch Starship into orbit

Elon Musk SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX may attempt a Starship rocket system launch in March. In the latest tweet, Elon Musk said that if the remaining tests go well, the launch would be in March.

"If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month," Musk tweeted. Musk's response came as a reply to a tweet by a Tesla user asking about the launch of the Starship.

In January, Musk said that there was a "real shot" at launching Starship in late February, adding that a March attempt appears highly likely, reported Reuters.

The orbital trial will be the first Starship test flight since May 5, 2021.

Since last year, SpaceX has been looking to launch its giant Starship into orbit for the first time. It aims to fly NASA astronauts to the moon. Reportedly it will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever to fly with the capacity of lifting 100 tonnes of cargo to low Earth orbit.

"We have a real shot at late February. March launch attempt appears highly likely," SpaceX founder and CEO Musk said via Twitter on January 7, in response to speculation that the flight could come as early as January 31.

Starship is the collective name for a two-component system consisting of the Starship spacecraft (which carries the crew and cargo) and the Super Heavy rocket. The rocket component will lift Starship to come 65 km altitude before separating and returning to Earth.

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