Elon Musk and SpaceX are about to make history with a brutal record on their Falcon 9 rocket
Perhaps at the moment Elon Musk is not going through the best moment for his fame and reputation after the scandal he lives with Twitter due to the mess of the frustrated purchase of the social network. But at least with SpaceX now the story is different.
We all remember how the most complicated years of this private space company were, where practically every test flight of its Falcon 9 rocket ended with a monumental explosion that called into question the future of the project.
But those days are behind us and little by little we have seen SpaceX position itself as a reliable company in its field that has become a regular supplier to NASA and other companies from different fields.
2022 the business has looked stable and active in a positive way, just like in 2021. That at least on the surface appearance. Since in reality they would be about to reach an important mark.
SpaceX would break its own record
If all goes well and there are no incidents, when the next Falcon 9 rocket is launched this Thursday, July 21, 2022, SpaceX will have sent a total of 32 of its ships into space in 2022.
With this, they will break the previous annual record of 31 launches that was achieved over the last quarter of 2021, so now everything indicates that they could exceed the figure by a wide margin.
In fact, according to their public project agenda, by the end of this year they aspire to complete more than 50 launches with their Falcon 9, which would reach a historical figure that would be very difficult for the rest of their competitors to match.
On top of that, on July 17, 2022, SpaceX completed the launch of 53 Starlink satellites through one of its Falcon 9 rockets. With that successful flight, they achieved their 31st mission.
While its closest competitor, United Launch Alliance, is barely achieving a launch every two months and the Chinese space agency has only completed 24 missions of the 60 that it had set as a goal to achieve at least in the past 2020.
Under such a sum of factors, Elon Musk and SpaceX look like an unstoppable company and an obligatory benchmark in their sector. Although his flight on July 21 has yet to be completed successfully and without incident.