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Elon Musk Lays Out Big Plans For SpaceX In 2023: '20 Launches Done, 70+ For Rest Of Year'

Benzinga logo Benzinga 3/27/2023 Anan Ashraf
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Elon Musk said on Saturday that over 70 launches are expected for SpaceX for the remainder of 2023. The company, on Friday, successfully launched 56 Starlink satellites.

What Happened: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched 56 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit, or LEO, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Friday, marking the space exploration company's successful 20th launch of 2023. 

"20 launches done, 70+ for rest of year," Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, said while retweeting photos of the company’s latest launch. 

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Earlier this month, SpaceX completed two Falcon 9 missions — its 18th and 19th of 2023 — within four hours, drawing applause from Musk himself. Musk said that the company will deliver 80% of Earth's payload to orbit this year last week in a Twitter reply.

Meanwhile, the first launch attempt of SpaceX's Starship, aimed at carrying both crew and cargo to “Earth’s orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond,” is expected to the end of the third week of April.

SpaceX has had 219 launches in total thus far and 181 landings, as per the company website.

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