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This year, officials expect Florida's Space Coast — home to NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station — to break the newly set 2023 annual record of 72 orbital rocket launches, with SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket accounting for the most. mission.

Here is the list of 2024 launches so far from Cape Canaveral:

1. Offson-3

The Ovzon-3 communications satellite was launched from the SpaceX Falcon 9 at 6:04 pm on January 3 from the CCSFS 40 launch complex.

Ovzone-3: The SpaceX Ovzon-3 satellite mission marks the first launch from the Space Coast during 2024

2. SpaceX Starlink 6-35

SpaceX launched a constellation of Internet-broadcasting Starlink satellites aboard the Falcon 9 at 5:35 p.m. on January 7 from CCSFS Launch Complex 40. Note: The liftoff occurred just eight hours and 43 minutes before United Launch Alliance's historic Vulcan launch.

Starlink 6-35: A ULA Vulcan rocket launches without delay on historic maiden flight from Cape Canaveral

3. The maiden flight of ULA Vulcan Cert-1

United Launch Alliance's next-generation Vulcan rocket flew its first certification mission at 2:18 a.m. Jan. 8 from pad KSC 39A.

Certificate-1: A ULA Vulcan rocket launches without delay on historic maiden flight from Cape Canaveral

4. SpaceX Starlink 6-37

SpaceX launched a group of Internet-broadcasting Starlink satellites aboard a Falcon 9 at 8:52 p.m. on January 14 from CCSFS Launch Complex 40.

Starlink 6-37: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket Sunday; The manned Axiom Space mission will launch next Wednesday

5. Ax-3 manned mission

Axiom Space sent its third crew of private astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 capsule at 4:49 p.m. on January 18 from pad KSC 39A.

Ax 3: The Ax-3 mission transports 4 private European astronauts to the International Space Station

For the latest launch updates and news from the Cape, follow FLORIDA TODAY's space team during the visit floridatoday.com/space.

Rick Neil He is Florida Today's space correspondent (for more of his stories, click here.) Call Neale at 321-242-3638 or [email protected]. Twitter/X: @Rick Neal1

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