Space X Targeting 52 Launches in 2022
Updated · Feb 02, 2022
American aerospace company Space X plans to average a mission launch for every week this year, breaking its previous record.
Averaging a Mission a Week
Space exploration company, Space X, will launch 52 missions this year, a NASA safety advisory panel revealed. If it manages to meet that target, it would mark the most launches Space X has ever conducted in a year.
Last year, the commercial spaceflight firm owned by Elon Musk successfully launched 31 flights in its biggest year ever.
NASA agency disclosed the target for 2022 during a meeting.
“NASA and SpaceX will have to be watchful during 2022 that they’re not victims of their success,” said Sandy Magnus, a panel member of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, during the meeting. “There’s an ambitious 52-launch manifest for SpaceX over the course of the year. And that’s an incredible pace.”
The company has maintained a weekly average pace to keep up to its target. So far, it has completed three successful Falcon 9 launches. However, it postponed a launch scheduled for Thursday due to bad weather.
Weather permitting, the mission to launch a radar remote sensing satellite for the Italian Space Agency will go on today.
Space X reuses parts of its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy vehicles. This practice not only saves costs but also means that the aerospace company can keep up a fast launch pace.
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