The week of July 24 through July 30 will end the month with at least four more launches, focused mostly on increasing the number of Earth-imaging satellites sent to space. Firstly, China launched Yaogn satellites atop the Chang Zheng 2D; SpaceX also launched a Starlink mission and Falcon Heavy launched the largest-ever geostationary (GEO) satellite into space, the EchoStar XXIV (Jupiter 3).
The Earth-imaging satellites include the Singapore government’s latest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload, which launched from India, and the first of Capella Space’s Acadia satellites launching from New Zealand with Rocket Lab. The “We Love the Nightlife” mission will mark Electron’s 40th launch into space. These launches will mark the 111th through 115th orbital launches of 2023.