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SpaceX Sets New Record and Unveils Starlink Satellite Phone Future

SpaceX Sets New Record and Unveils Starlink Satellite Phone Future

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has shattered its own record for annual orbital rocket launches, achieving an astonishing 96 successful missions in 2023, a feat accomplished at an unprecedented pace, averaging a remarkable launch every four days.

Throughout the year, SpaceX executed 91 launches utilizing its Falcon 9 rocket and an additional five missions with the Falcon Heavy, surpassing the company’s earlier annual record of 61 orbital launches in 2022.

This monumental achievement underlines SpaceX’s rapid acceleration in space launch capabilities, evident in the fact that the Falcon 9 was launched more times in 2023 than in the entire first decade following its debut.

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In tandem with these milestones, SpaceX reached significant technological feats. Among them, the landing of the 250th orbital rocket booster stands out, showcasing the company’s commitment to reusability in rocket technology.

Additionally, SpaceX achieved a groundbreaking milestone by launching and landing a single rocket 19 times, further pushing the boundaries of reusable rocket systems.

Notably, the company also set a new internal record for the shortest time between orbital launches, at just under three hours, a feat unmatched since NASA’s Gemini 11 mission in 1966.

Of note, SpaceX’s impressive launch count for the year excludes its pair of Starship test flights, which were not intended to carry commercial payloads bound for orbit.

Jon Edwards, SpaceX’s vice president of Falcon launch vehicles, took to social media to highlight Elon Musk’s previous hypothetical goal of 100 launches. Edwards expressed immense pride in SpaceX’s exceptional team, recognizing their monumental achievements and expressing anticipation for the upcoming year.

“Here we are. I’m so incredibly proud to work with the best team on earth, and so excited to see what we achieve next year,” Edwards wrote in his social media post, encapsulating the team’s achievements and setting sights on the future.

Looking ahead, SpaceX officials have unveiled ambitious plans to further expand their performance, aiming for as many as 144 Falcon missions in 2024. This fervent pursuit aligns with the company’s ongoing deployment of satellites for the Starlink system, a pivotal driver contributing to SpaceX’s valuation of $180 billion.

The remarkable advancements made by SpaceX in 2023, marked by unprecedented launch successes and reusability milestones, firmly position the company at the vanguard of space exploration and commercial satellite deployment.

With their sights set on ambitious targets for the upcoming year, SpaceX continues to fortify its standing as a trailblazing force in the aerospace industry, propelling humanity further into the realms of space exploration.

SpaceX is taking a big step into a new arena: cellphones. Elon Musk’s space-exploration outfit launched a rocket with the first satellites that can bring mobile phone service to more remote areas, T-Mobile announced Wednesday. The Starlink satellites will act like cell towers, but in space; they’ll first enable text messaging, and ultimately voice and data, too. In the U.S., SpaceX has partnered with T-Mobilefor the “Direct to Cell” initiative, and in Canada, with Rogers Communications. It’s also planning to offer the service in Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Chile, Peru and Japan.

  • Starlink is projected to hit about $10 billion in sales this year, with Musk reportedly mulling spinning it off in a separate IPO, perhaps within months, per Bloomberg.

  • (LinkedIn News)

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15 THOUGHTS ON SpaceX Sets New Record and Unveils Starlink Satellite Phone Future

  1. Why sending so much rockets into space, the story doesn’t mention purposes congestion in the space rather than being leaders. While that may be interesting, the ? has too many unresolved problems.

    • This person is insane, stupid, evil, or not human.

      Stop listening media hype. There is no congestion space. Moron.

      People hear a story on the media and velieve.

      Tip, if masks worked, then yhose wearing them wouldnt need to fear those that don’t. Such basic critical reasoning skills

      • Masks work because they greatly reduce airborne water droplets being breathed out. They carry viruses. If they land on you, cross contamination occurs when you take your mask off and touch your face.
        Just saying!

    • Seemed promising untill they mentioned that the service would be through Rogers in Canada. It will be over priced when compared to the rest of the world.

      • I agree wish it wasny partnering with the companies that are already gouging us to no end. Hopefully they will come out solo once they get the technology dialed in.

  2. Nobody ever questions if the ozone layer is being burnt to a crisp with rocket propellent ripping giant holes in the atmosphere each time a Starlink rocket is launched.
    The degradation is quickly reaching a point of no return as commercial flights damage the ozone layer and radiation comes flooding in

  3. I would love to have star link it would improve the WiFi issues but I find it so expensive on the monthly fee £75 is a lot for people in rural areas who is on pension . But also so much in space circling earth and the ozone layer what damage is it doing to that each time a rocket goes in to space

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