SpaceX is on the track to surpass CEO Elon Musk weekly launch target is scheduled in the first half of 2022 with final launch scheduled in June. Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is on target to launch a rocket per week throughout the year 2022, including delivering hundreds of Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit. This will be a memorable achievement for the space firm,and for the space industry building on 31 launches last year – carrying a combination of private and government payloads.
SpaceX Confirm it’s launching
While still awaiting SpaceX’s official confirmation, the company appears on the track to launch one last time before ending the first half of the year. Drone ship A Shortfall Of Gravitas (ASOG) departed Port Canaveral on 24th June and go around 666 kilometers (~413 mi) east of the Florida coast, where it will provide support to a Falcon 9 booster landing after the launch of the geostationary SES-22 Communication satellite.
With the fast launch approaching, SES22 has slipped slightly from a June 27/28 target to no earlier than (NET) 5:04 pm EDT (21:04 UTC) on June 29, leaving SpaceX two attempts to launch the satellites in the month.
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What is SES-22 Communication satellite?
SES-22 is a geostationary communications satellite of an unknown mass (possibly around 3.5 tons or 7700 lb) which is specially designed to supply TV, radio, and other communications services to customers in the United States. It will be the first SES satellite which is launched in response to the US Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) C-band auction, which paid existing operators to clear a portion of the “C-band spectrum” (radio waves between 4-8 GHz) that is optimal for the ground-based 5G networks.
Built by Europe’s Thales Alenia Space alongside SES-23, SES-22 was actually meant to be a spare launch for SES-18, 19, 20, and 21, which are manufactured by Northrop Grumman and were scheduled to launched in the pairs in H2 2022.
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Final Launch of first half of 2022
Departure! ASOG departs for SES-22https://t.co/rD9hdUEiAd https://t.co/toUPje5DWd pic.twitter.com/kRXK0W3ZgI— Gav Cornwell 🚢🚀 (@SpaceOffshore) June 24, 2022
Strangely, while SpaceX’s SES-18/19 launch schedule has not decided yet , SES-20/21 are reportedly on track to launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket as early as in the starting of month August. As a partial result, SES recently announced that SES-20 will replace SES-22 as an on-orbit spare, freeing up SES-22 to begin operating just after a month or after a two month of launch.
SES-22 will be SpaceX’s 27th launch of 2022 and last launch of the first half of the year, on an average of one orbital launch every 6.7 days. Technically, SpaceX’s relatively abrupt cadence surge began in late 2021, and the company has now completed 34 launches – also more than one per week since the last eight months from late 2021.
Facts about Elon Musk weekly Target
- SpaceX launched 31 rockets in the year 2021, putting it on combination with Chinese launches.
- The firm is already on target to hit 52 launches in 2022 in which three are already launched.
Among them their will be dozens putting batch for 60 Starlink satellites launching into space.
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SpaceX has an ambitious target of 52 missions in 2022
If things go well, Falcon will launch about once a week on average in 2022, delivering ~2/3 of all Earth payload to orbit— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2022
Elon Musk-owned private rocket company SpaceX which plans to launch 52 missions in 2022, revealed by NASA . According to CNBC, during a meeting of a key NASA one of the committee panel member Sandra Magnus said that the private company spacex is targeting “an ambitious 52 launch manifest” for 2022.
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“NASA and SpaceX will have to be watchful during 2022 that they’re not victims of their success,” Magnus said during the meeting.
SpaceX successfully completed 31 launches in the last year which beat its all the previous record which are 26 in 2020. Musk said the company was planning to hit 48 launches in 2021 but can do only 32. In addition, there are now 1,469 Starlink satellites active, in which 272 are moving to operational orbits currently.
A recent report states that the users of satellite internet division SpaceX has now increased to 1,45,000 across 25 countries globally.
Elon musk achieve the target of first half Of year with next ambitious target of 52 satellites in year 2022. Elon Musk has almost completed the target of February 2022 and he will have to repeat the same goal so that he can meet his target in the next 20 weeks. Already 18 launches have been scheduled in the next 20 weeks in space. This will be SpaceX’s 27th launch in 2022, which will be the last launch of the first half.
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