On January 3, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will send a record number of satellites into space
By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 02.01.2023, 16:16
SpaceX intends to start 2023 with a new record. It will orbit a record number of satellites at one time.
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On Jan. 3, a Falcon 9 rocket will send 114 spacecraft into orbit at once. They include picosatellites, cubesats and microsatellites weighing from 0.1 kg to 1 kg, about 1 kg and 10 kg to 100 kg, respectively.
For SpaceX's first launch of 2023, we're targeting 9:56 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 3 for Falcon 9's sixth dedicated smallsat rideshare mission to orbit https://t.co/bJFjLCiTbK- SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 30, 2022
The current record belongs to India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket. In 2017, it sent 104 satellites into space.