Earlier this week, SpaceX launched for the 75th time this 12 months, persevering with a flight cadence that ought to see the corporate come near 100 missions by the top of December.
SpaceX plans to kick its launch charge into a better gear in 2024. This will likely be largely pushed by launches of upgraded Starlink satellites with the flexibility to attach instantly with client cell telephones, a service SpaceX calls “Starlink Direct to Cell,” an organization official informed Ars this week.
The objective subsequent 12 months is 12 launches monthly, for a complete of 144 Falcon rocket flights. Like this 12 months, most of these missions will likely be primarily dedicated to launching Starlink broadband satellites. To this point in 2023, greater than 60 % of SpaceX’s launches have delivered the corporate’s personal Starlink satellites into orbit.
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