SpaceX launched 61 times last year

SpaceX launched 61 times last year, 92% using recycled rockets

In 2022, SpaceX conducted 61 rocket launches, all of which were successful, almost twice as many as the 31 launches in 2021.

As a comparison, 186 rocket launches were conducted worldwide in 2022, with 178 successful launches.

A total of 87 launches by the United States, 84 of which were successful.

A total of 64 launches by China, all 58 of the Chinese space rockets (53 of the Long March series and 5 of the Fast Boat series) were successful.

Russia launched 22 times.

In 2022, SpaceX delivered 381 tons of cargo into space.

Currently, under development by SpaceX, the Starship technology aims to deliver more than 100 tons of cargo to near-Earth orbit in a single launch.

On average, SpaceX launches a rocket every six days.

92% of the missions use reusable rockets.

Among the 61 SpaceX launches, there were 34 with the primary mission goal of building the Starlink constellation, and there were two astronauts delivered to the International Space Station and two cargo deliveries to the International Space Station.

Except for the Falcon Heavy, which was used to deliver cargo for the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 1 last year, all other launches were performed using Falcon 9 rockets.

On Jan. 3 of this year, SpaceX launched mission Transporter-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a total of 114 small satellites into Earth orbit.

The rocket used was reused for the 15th time, tying the reuse record set by SpaceX last month.

Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX is aiming for “up to 100 launch missions” in 2023 last August.

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