SpaceX Launches 88 Satellites in Ridesharing Mission
SpaceX successfully launched 88 satellites into polar orbit under the Transporter-2 mission. This is SpaceX’s second dedicated mission under the SmallSat Rideshare program, which intends to launch satellites from different companies and startups, like a carpool. This marks SpaceX's 20th launch this year but importantly the first one when the first stage booster landed onshore at Landing Zone-1, the company's designated landing pad. The launch also raises the tally to 127 missions for SpaceX. With months left in the calendar year, it can be predicted that the company is going to break its own record of 26 launches that took place last year.
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