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SpaceX Launches From Vandenberg With Military Payload

Thursday April 11, 2024



Deployment USSF62

(Launch, Flight, Landing, Deployment)

(Photos courtesy SpaceX)

     Update--SpaceX launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in northwestern Santa Barbara County Thursday morning.

     The payload atop the Falcon-9 rocket is for the Department of Defense USSF-62 Mission.

     It is described as the next generation of environmental satellite to provide valuable information for military operations.

     Launch time was at 7:25 AM.

      This was the third launch of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched two Starlink missions.

     Following stage separation, the first stage landed on Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Space Force Base.