SpaceX whizzes past annual launch record with Starlink mission

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By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Friday broke its record for the number of rockets launched in a calendar year, topping last year’s slate of 31 missions amid a whirlwind campaign to launch its own internet satellites into orbit. SpaceX’s 32nd launch of 2022 using its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket comes as the company races to build a constellation of broadband satellites called Starlink, a largely consumer-based service with hundreds of thousands of internet users. “Congrats to SpaceX team on record number of launches!” Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive, tweeted after the…

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