To achieve 100 Falcon launches by 2023, SpaceX would need to find a way to launch an average of eight launches per month, a 33 percent increase from its current rate.
According to media reports, on September 3, Musk said that SpaceX’s goal is to complete 100 launch missions in 2023, and the company has already set a previous record in 2022, and will continue to set records in the future.
According to public information, after several years of stagnation, SpaceX will conduct about 15-20 launches per year from 2017 to 2019, and as Starlink (Starlink) enters the construction phase, launches from 2019 to 2020 The number of times suddenly doubled. In the first half of 2021, SpaceX launched a total of 20 satellites, a 50% increase over the launch rate for the whole of 2020. In the second half of the year, SpaceX had two blank periods, so SpaceX launched 11 more times in the second half of the year. In the end, SpaceX completed six launches in the four weeks before the end of the year, proving itself capable of 78 launches per year.
So far, 2022 has maintained the launch rate of the last few weeks of 2021, or even increased it.
In the second half of the year, SpaceX launched six rockets in July and August, maintaining its annual rate of 72 launches. However, this was considered a fluke. But if SpaceX completes another six launches in September as planned, it could be seen as the new normal for the Falcon 9 launch cadence.