Following a busy week for SpaceX with the launch of two Starlink missions and the second launch of Starship, SpaceX is currently on track to meet its 100 launch goal of 2023. The first launch of the week took place on Wednesday, with North Korea successfully placing the Manligyeong 1 satellite into orbit. Later that day, Falcon 9 placed 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO). On Thursday, China launched three SatNet test satellites, followed on Saturday by the Russian Space Force launching a Bars-M payload on a Soyuz 2.1a. On Monday, SpaceX launched its second Starlink mission of the week: Starlink Group 6-30.
These launches will be the 187th through 191st orbital missions of 2023 — a pace that should ultimately see 210 total orbital launches this year.