Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches three rockets in 36 hours

Elon Musk's private space development company, SpaceX , has successfully launched its own rocket ' Falcon 9 ' three times in 36 hours. SpaceX emphasizes that it will continue to launch more frequently in 2022 than ever before.

SpaceX launches three Falcon 9 rockets in 36 hours

The Falcon rocket was launched 26 times in 2020, and in 2021, it set an annual record of 31 launches, a 20% increase from the previous year, although it was below the target of 48. Elon Musk said in February 2022, 'We plan to launch Falcon once a week on average in 2022,' and set a new goal of launching Falcon four times a month and 48 times a year. I am.

To reach the launch target, SpaceX attempted six launches in 69 hours at the end of 2021 and succeeded in three, and two months later, in February 2022, all three Falcon launch pads in 67 hours. We have succeeded in launching a rocket from. From there, we completed the 26th launch in 2022 alone on June 19th to turn the launch plan further. It has shown a pace that exceeds the goal of 'launching once a week', which is 32 launches in 7 months counting from November 2021.

SpaceX took off Falcon 9 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Launch Pad LC-39 at 12:09 pm on June 17, 2022, carrying 53 Starlink satellites. You can see the live video of launching a rocket loaded with Starlink satellites in the following movie.

Starlink Mission-YouTube

Twenty-two hours later, at 7:19 am on June 18, a rocket carrying the reconnaissance satellite 'SARah-1' for Germany was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

SARah-1 Mission --YouTube

At the end of the series of launches on June 19, at 12:27 am, the launch was successful from the Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida, with SpaceX's two launch times just over 14 hours after the second aircraft. He said he broke a record time between launches. The launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Center can be seen in the following movie.

Globalstar FM15 Mission --YouTube

SpaceX continues to plan launches on June 25th and 28th, and if successful, it will have 28 successful orbital launches in the first half of 2022 alone. Maintaining this pace is equivalent to 68 launches per year, surpassing the record that one rocket-related organization has never successfully launched more than 61 launches per year in the history of space exploration.

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