SpaceX set a company record with 25 orbital launches in 2020. All but five of these missions utilized flight proven boosters, and 14 payload fairing halves were re-flown. As the company aims to almost double that cadence in 2021, they’ll continue to rely on their recovery fleet to bring boosters and fairings back to dry land for reuse.
As of late, SpaceX has been pushing their oceangoing fleet to the limit. The company’s pair of drone ships will each return with a booster, only to turn around and leave as soon as possible to sail downrange for the next mission. Their fairing recovery fleet has also been busy, most recently with major hardware changes on the GO Ms. Tree and GO Ms. Chief vessels.