This week, SpaceX continued its incredible launch cadence with two more launches of Falcon 9, a Soyuz 2.1a resupplied the International Space Station (ISS), and three missions launched consecutively out of China.
The week began with Roscosmos launching the Progress MS-25 resupply capsule on a Soyuz 2.1a up to the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Then, a Falcon 9 launched out of Vandenburg Space Force Base (VSFB) taking multiple different payloads to a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) in one launch and also had a return-to-launch site landing. Later that day, SpaceX launched 23 more Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) from Cape Canaveral Space Forse Station. Next, a Chang Zheng 2C started the week for the Chinese launches with multiple payloads. Then, Galactic Energy went back to flight with its Xingchi-1 after a failure back in September. Finishing off the week with the final Chinese launch, the Jielong-3 took an internet communications satellite to SSO.