NASA has revealed the number of satellites it plans to launch to orbit in the coming decade, revealing a huge range of topics from deep space probes to manned exploration of Mars.
The agency has announced that it is planning to launch nearly 60 new missions to orbit by 2020, the first time since 1998 that it has done so in a single calendar year.
The total number of missions currently planned to orbit is 738.
NASA’s announcement follows the announcement of a large launch in 2018, which was a huge boost for the agency’s ability to send humans to the Moon.
It also came after NASA announced that they will be launching the first space station in 2024, and they will likely launch another space station, the Orion spacecraft, in the 2030s.
NASA also announced that the agency plans to increase the number and size of its Orion and Delta IV Heavy rockets by 20 percent over the next decade, and it is also expected to launch its first crewed mission to the International Space Station by 2020.
While NASA is still far from full capacity, the agency has made great strides towards launching human missions to the space station and returning astronauts to Earth.