SpaceX broke its annual launch record as it deployed the Turkish communications satellite on Saturday night – and there is one more launch to go! The Türksat 5B mission marked the 30th launch of 2021, which is the most annual rocket launches the company has launched to date. In 2020 the company launched only 26 missions. The increase in launches is largely due to SpaceX’s ability to reuse Falcon 9 boosters and the fact that it conducted three crewed missions this year. Before this year ends SpaceX will launch the 31st rocket launch of 2021, the CRS-24 mission which is the 24th NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for December 22nd.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/wpL0quwHj7— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 19, 2021
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship pic.twitter.com/CDTVuHOBty— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 19, 2021
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Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo
Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.