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SpaceX hints at mystery Falcon 9 missions with record breaking launch target

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by ecarfan, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting... SpaceX hints at mystery Falcon 9 missions with record breaking launch target

    QUOTE: “Speaking at the 2019 Smallsat Symposium, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller announced that the company will try to break the launch record it set last year in 2019. That record stands at 21 successful missions, while President and COO Gwynne Shotwell stated in a May 2018 interview that she was anticipating 24-28 launches in 2018 and ~18 in 2019... However, SpaceX’s publicly-available launch manifest suggests that there will be no more than 18 government and commercial missions ready for the company to place in orbit before 2019 is out, implying that Hofeller may be hinting at launches that are not yet public.”
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    So that is approximately 4 launches that aren’t publicly known. Hmm...Starlink?
     
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  2. Lift

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    Yeah, Starlink would seem like a likely payload. Would be a bit of a stretch, but I would be quite amused if one of the launches used the CRS-16 booster (the recent water landing booster).
     

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