SpaceX To Carry Out 27 Missions In 2017

In a recent interview for Reuters, the company’s chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell announced that in 2017 the Falcon 9 rockets, which remain at the core of every aspect of SpaceX’s business, will be launched at least once in 2-3 weeks.

Providing this plan succeeds, it would mean that most rockets will be launched by this company in the Earth’s orbit this year than ever before.

Unfortunately, the company had a similar plan for 2016, but the plan was halted following the explosion during a test firing of SpaceX’s rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida. This is the reason why the company only carried out 9 launches last year instead of the planned 20.

The busy schedule for this year implies that SpaceX has a lot of customers that want to see their satellites orbiting the Earth soon. In other words, the company has already scheduled 27 Falcon 9 rocket launches for 2017.