[NSR] comments on SpaceX’s planned launch of a record breaking 143 satellites. “A growing number of launch opportunities provides more flexible and timely schedules to replace aging satellites or launch new ones, said [NSR]. SpaceX rideshare missions “certainly provide more options for small-sat satellite operators to launch and rideshares on heavy launchers are gaining traction.
The start of a new decade is a perfect time to take stock of the dynamic state of the launch industry. The previous decade saw much in the way of exciting changes and technological developments, accelerated by an environment of high competition.