SpaceX Plans At Least 32 Launches Through 2015

Dragon floats down under three parachutes after its maiden flight to space. (Credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX has a busy schedule ahead for its Falcon 1e and Falcon 9 rockets, with at least 32 launches scheduled through 2015. The highlights:

* At least 23 Falcon 9 launches * 14 Falcon 9/Dragon COTS flights for NASA (including 2 demo missions) * At least 8 Falcon 9 satellite launches * Multiple Falcon 9 launches for Iridium (2015-17) * 1 Bigelow space station module launch (2014) * Inaugural Falcon9/DragonLab mission (2012) * First Falcon 9 flight from Vandenberg (2012) * Debut of the uprated Falcon 1e rocket (2011) * Approximately 9 Falcon 1e launches * Approximately 6 Falcon 1e flights for ORBCOMM (2011-14).

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