In front of @wicho — January 3, 2023
As it happened in 2022, SpaceX has inaugurated the 2023 space launches. The first worldwide launch of the year was that of the Transporter-6 missionplaced in orbit around the Earth 114 satellites from different companies and countries. That’s a decent number of payloads, but it still falls short of the record of 143 set by the company with the Transporter-1 mission.
Besides being the first mission of the year, it was number 15 for the B1060first stage of the Falcon 9 that launched it, so that one corresponds to the B1058 in terms of number of launches. It was also the 200th successful launch of a Falcon family rocket since March 24, 2006, the date of the first – failed – launch of a Falcon 1.
And just like the B1058 did in its fifteenth release, the B1060 landed safely after completing his mission so that he can fly again. On this occasion, because the weight of the payload was not very large, it landed at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral rather than at one of SpaceX’s floating spaceports. Both have been placed at the helm of the fleet of the first stage in terms of the number of places they collect.
Bob, one of the company’s tenders, was about 400 miles south of the launch pad fish the two halves of the protective cover out of the wateralso with the idea that they will fly again.
2022 was a record year for space launches in the world, with a total of 186. It remains to be seen how many will be produced in 2023, although it could be another record year; At the moment there are plans about 280 launches in total, although some will definitely fall off the list. Only between Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center 87 are plannedleaving his record of 57 set in 2022 still in its infancy.
Undoubtedly, interesting times for those of us in the field of space disorder.