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SpaceX Launched From Vandenberg Monday Morning

Monday September 25, 2023

(Photo courtesy SpaceX)

     Updated--SpaceX had another successful launch of a Falcon-9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in northwestern Santa Barbara County early Monday morning.

     It lifted off at 1:48 AM.

     The payload was another 21 Starlink Internet Satellites headed for low earth orbit.

     They were successfully deployed from the second stage of the rocket about an hour later.

     The first stage of the rocket returned to earth by controlled reentry and landed on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" stationed in the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast.

     This was the sixth mission for this particular Falcon-9 first stage.