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Old December 28th, 2019 #1
Ray Allan
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Default Hail, SpaceX!



SpaceX set for record-breaking 2020 manifest

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SpaceX completed its final mission of the year Dec. 16 with the successful launch of JSAT-18/Kacific1 from Cape Canaveral, Fla. It was the company's 13th launch of 2019, SpaceX's lowest yearly total since 2016. However, the Falcon manifest for 2020 promises to be far busier.

The slump in launches this year was a result of two major factors. Firstly, SpaceX was no longer grinding through a backlog caused by two anomalies in 2015 and 2016. Commercial launch contracts for geostationary communications satellites have also stagnated.

2020 will be a different story, with SpaceX set to smash their previous record of launches in a year, 21, which was set in 2018. The expected increase is due to Starlink, the launch provider's new internet constellation. SpaceX is planning to launch a batch of Starlink satellites every two weeks, which would amount to approximately 24 launches on their existing contracted missions.

This would see SpaceX's 2020 launch total reach at least the mid-30's.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019...2020-manifest/
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Old January 19th, 2020 #2
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Default Crew Dragon launch abort test successful; path open for manned flights

SpaceX aces Crew Dragon launch abort test, destroys rocket on purpose

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dr...t-success.html

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https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dr...st-photos.html
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