Historic launch - SpaceX completed its 200th space launch since 2006

On December 17 at 00:48 (EET), SpaceX completed its 200th space launch. As part of the anniversary launch into orbit there were

satellites of the SES operator were launched.

What is known

Falcon 9 rocket launched from pad SLC-40spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida). The first stage returned to Earth for the ninth time in a row, splashing down on the Shortfall of Gravitas platform in the Atlantic Ocean. For Falcon 9, this was the 191st launch.

Now the company Elon Musk (Eon Musk) usesBlock V rockets. It took 16 years to launch 200 launches. In the period 2006-2009. SpaceX launched the Falcon 1 rocket five times into space. Another four launches were made by the Falcon Heavy rocket.

This year SpaceX managed to make 57 launches,which became a record. The next one will be in a few hours. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch 54 Starlink satellites into orbit. Also this year, the aerospace company managed to get permission to launch 7,500 Starlink Gen 2 satellites and became the most valuable private company in the United States. Its valuation has risen to $140 billion.