US leads world in 2023 launches, sats on orbit: study

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 4 January 2024 SpaceX alone was responsible for 98 of the 109 launch attempts made by the US in 2023, and 1,937 of the 2,234 US satellites successfully orbited. WASHINGTON — The United States led the world, far surpassing both China and Russia,

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Two private companies will attempt the first moon landing in 50 years—and neither one is SpaceX

By Chris Morris, Published by Yahoo News, 5 January, 2024 Elon Musk might have his eyes on Mars, but as he focuses on the Red Planet, two private aerospace companies are planning to return the U.S. to the moon for the first time since 1972. Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic Technology will send

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Starship SN15 takes off on May 5, 2021. (Credit: SpaceX webcast)

Starship, Starlink and more: SpaceX poised for huge 2024

By Mike Wall, Published by Space.com, 3 January 2024 The company wants to launch nearly 150 missions this year. Surprise, surprise: SpaceX plans to set more spaceflight records this year. Elon Musk's company launched 96 orbital missions in 2023, a big jump from its previous high of 61, which was set

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