SpaceX Launches Another Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg

Tuesday May 14, 2024

(Photo of launch courtesy SpaceX)

     Updated--SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Tuesday morning.

      Liftoff was at 11:39 AM after two earlier delays.

      Payload was another 20 Starlink satellites with 13 of them having Direct to Cell capability.

     They were successfully deployed into low earth orbit.

     This was the 18th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, SDA-0B, and 12 Starlink missions.

     The first stage returned in a controlled reentry and it landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which is stationed in the Pacific Ocean.