Unfortuately, Aparoid forces were alerted to this plan and assaulted the gate in order to prevent this threat from completion. The Star Fox team and all remaining Cornerian Army ships defended the gate to buy Beltino and his scientists more time to complete the program.
The Aparoids deployed Missiles in order to take down the Beltino Orbital Gate before Star Fox could use it to travel to the Aparoid Homeworld. But the Star Fox Team managed to save the Gate by destroying the Missiles, with the help from Star Wolf Team. With the Aparoids in retreat, the Star Fox team and Cornerian fleets were able to travel to the Aparoid Homeworld, lead by the Great Fox.