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SpaceX Sets Record with 90 Orbital Missions in 2023: A Year of Achievements

SpaceX continued its impressive launch cadence in 2023, successfully launching its 90th orbital mission on Friday, December 7, 2023 at 12:07 a.m. EST (0507 GMT). The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, topped with 23 Starlink spacecraft. 

This launch marks a significant milestone for SpaceX, surpassing its previous record of 83 launches in a single year. The company has been steadily increasing its launch rate in recent years, fueled by the growing demand for its Starlink satellite internet service and other commercial spaceflight activities.

In addition to launching Starlink satellites, SpaceX has also been busy launching other payloads in 2023. This includes numerous Dragon cargo missions to the International Space Station, as well as several rideshare missions carrying payloads for other companies and organizations.

The company is also preparing for the launch of its next-generation Starship spacecraft, which is expected to revolutionize space travel. Starship is designed to be fully reusable and capable of transporting large payloads to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

SpaceX's success in 2023 has solidified its position as a leader in the commercial space industry. The company is poised for continued growth in the coming years, with plans to launch even more missions and develop even more advanced spacecraft.

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