Elon Musk shared the slide deck from his SpaceX All Hands company update that he presented to employees earlier this month to keep them up to date on the latest happenings with the aerospace company.
SpaceX was hoping for 52 launches in 2022, and five months into the year they are on target with an average launch cadence of one per week. Included in that count is up to 4 Falcon Heavy missions this year. The last time we saw Falcon Heavy launch was all the way back in June 2019.
The company has now launched 160 successful missions, paired with 122 successful booster landings.
Popularity in the Starlink satellite internet service is showing no sign of slowing down, and is now nearing 500,000 subscribers worldwide. That is about double the number of subscribers it had in February when the company revealed it had a user-base of 250,000.
It is also up nearly 100,000 from mid-May when in a regulatory filing SpaceX said they had over 400,000 subscribers.
The slide deck also included an animation of Starship deploying the next-generation Starlink satellites. Elon Musk has likened the payload deployment method to a Pez dispenser, and suggested on Twitter this morning that they may make one to sell on the SpaceX store.
There were a number of other tidbits of information in the presentation including a recognition of the 10th anniversary of the first Dragon flight to the International Space Station, the 15,000 Starlink units provided to Ukraine, and renders of their future factories at Starbase in Boca Chica and ‘Cape’, presumably referring to Cape Canaveral in Florida.
You can check out the presentation below.
Deck from SpaceX all-hands update talk I gave last week pic.twitter.com/ApsdPjjukh
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 5, 2022