2019 is comparatively a doll year for the private space agency SpaceX. The space agency completed 13 launches during the year. Thorough the number looks big for any space agency, not by the standard set by the company. This year’s launch tally is the lowest in the last four years. On the 16th of December, the company launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1, which marks an ending of a magnificent decade for the company.
The Highly Anticipated Starlink Project by SpaceX
2020 is going to be busier, an expert related to the matter revealed. Experts are assuming that the company will easily break the record of most number of launches in 2020. Previously, SpaceX carried out as many as 21 launches in 2018. The evolution of the Starlink project is the major reason behind the increased number of launches by SpaceX.
Through Starlink, SpaceX wants to revolutionalize internet communication on a global scale. SpaceX is planning to send as many as more than 40,000 satellites into space. As a result, the company is going to launch a batch of satellites every two weeks. So, the calculation suggests that the company will launch 24 satellites only for the Starlink program, and the number will further increase with other missions. Experts predict the number of launches to touch the 30s in the upcoming year.
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In mid-2020, the private space company might take NASA astronauts into the International Space Station. Currently, NASA is sending its crew to the International Space Station (ISS) with the help of the Russian Space Agency.