Elon Musk just tweeted that the boat — named Mr. Steven — will now attempt to catch half of the fairing with a giant net.
We expected this, but SpaceX hadn't confirmed it: Tracking site MarineTraffic shows the ship left the Port of Los Angeles yesterday. It's was heading for a location denoted as "Iridium 5," a nod to the name of Friday's mission.
And now we wait.
Mr. Steven made its public debut during a Feb. 22 launch. That recovery attempt wasn't totally successful. Musk said the fairing landed in the water "a few hundred meters" away from Mr. Steven.