SpaceX almost every day this year, the company launched a few days ago from the Kennedy Space Center rocket is currently refreshing the single-year Falcon 9 rocket launch record, this task is SpaceX’s 62nd time this year, using the Falcon 9 or Falcon Heavy rocket launch, SpaceX has launched another Falcon rocket, for a total of 64 launches this year, counting the Starship giant rocket that flew in April.
Musk said on the X platform that “the pace of Falcon launches will only accelerate in the coming months, with a goal of 10 Falcon flights per month by the end of this year, and then 12 per month next year. 10 Falcon launches have already been completed by SpaceX in 30 days. If SpaceX achieves its goal, this will soon become the norm.”
▲ Source Musk’s post on the X platform
Musk also claimed that based on the company’s 2024 launch manifest, SpaceX will send about 90 percent of its total global payloads into orbit next year.
SpaceX’s launch team is also speeding up the reconfiguration of its launch pads. This year, SpaceX reduced its turnaround time between missions to less than four days at its most-used launch site in Florida, which has supported 46 orbital launch attempts this year.
SpaceX will continue to be busy with a number of launches in the coming months, they are currently in the midst of a major official announcement for the second test flight of the Starship rocket in South Texas, which could take place as soon as this month.
▲Space’s post on the X platform shows the Starship’s shape.