Equipment news SpaceX breaks new record, Elon Musk reacts
Published on 26.07.2022 at 12:45
Elon Musk’s space company is on the rise, to put it mildly! And to accompany this beautiful month of July, the SpaceX boss is responding to a historic record for the most launches in a single year. At least 32 launches, and we are only in July, by the end of 2022 the record may be higher.
Record broken for SpaceX, we thank the Starlink project
SpaceX is flying to new horizons, and Elon Musk’s company can thank the Starlink project that allowed them to reach new heights.
Indeed, in 2021 SpaceX has already broken its own record with 31 launches, but apparently Elon Musk does not want to stop there, as the record was broken in just 7 months.
Of course, if SpaceX can afford such a record, it’s thanks to the Starlink project, which obliges the firm to launch new satellites frequently. The latest project is to create a global Internet access with very low latency and always available because it is always above our heads.
SpaceX’s advantage over this project is that they can act whenever they want, since SpaceX is its own client. There is no need to contact third parties to be able to launch a new satellite.
There are currently 46 Starlink satellites above us. A map of the world where the Starlink subscription is available can be found on the official website of the project. In our French regions, Starlink is already available. Elon Musk is not going to stop there and wants to deploy his service throughout Africa and South America by the end of 2023.
Elon Musk reacted to this historical record
After congratulating his engineers on achieving a perfect landing of the Falcon 9 rocket, Elon Musk proudly responded to this record number of launches.
It was on Twitter, the billionaire’s favorite social network, that he reacted and retweeted the publication of the official SpaceX account.
Sober congratulations may well mean that Elon would like to push the record even further. Indeed, SpaceX plans to put 53 satellites into orbit by the end of 2022.
In addition, the SpaceX teams will be busy with other projects besides Starlink. For example, the company’s recent partnership with NASA, which allowed them to test capsules called “Dragon”, designed to carry large numbers of people and cargo into space, to the ISS (International Space Station).
SpaceX’s launch frequency is skyrocketing to match Elon Musk’s wild ambitions. The billionaire is still thinking about exploring Mars by 2030.
The Starlink project is an example of Elon Musk’s power over the space world, and obviously we are not far from what the company could achieve in a few years.
Congratulations to the SpaceX teams on breaking the record for most launches!