SpaceX had a lighter week of launches, with Rocket Lab, Russia, and China also launching rockets. Following several delays, SpaceX launched the Starlink Group 6-34 mission.
Rocket Lab returned to flight on Friday with “The Moon God Awakens” mission. This comes after a previous mission, dubbed “We Will Never Desert You,” failed to reach orbit on Sept. 19, 2023, and will set a new yearly launch record for the company. Russia launched a Soyuz 2.1b with the Arktika-M n°2 remote sensing and emergency communications satellite on Saturday.
Throughout the week, China conducted three launches, with including China’s reusable spaceplane, similar to the United States X-37B.