Space X Targeting 52 Launches in 2022

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Feb 02, 2022


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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.



Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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