SpaceX hits 52. This week, a Falcon 9 launched an ISS resupply mission—on board what SpaceX says is the final new Cargo Dragon they plan to build were two more iROSA roll-out solar arrays, some CubeSats to be chucked out the station’s airlock, as well as plant growth and astronaut blood analysis experiments. With this CRS-26 launch, SpaceX broke its goal of launching one Falcon 9 per week in 2022—it was the 52nd Falcon 9 to fly in 2022 and, coincidentally, the 52nd mission to launch from the Florida coast this year. Last month, Falcon 9, which is on a streak of 158 successful launches since the Amos-6 RUD, also became the single vehicle with the most launches in a year, beating out the Soyuz-U which launched 47 times (including two failures) in 1979. Falcon Heavy added one additional launch to the tally and, with up to 11 more F9s before the new year, the company could end up as much as doubling its previous record of 31 launches from 2021. A cherry on top would be an orbital launch for Starship—Booster 7, with 8 and 9 waiting in the wings, is scheduled to conduct its long-awaited 33-engine static fire this week—although the likelihood of a launch happening in December seems faint due to the need for an FAA launch license.