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SpaceX Launches In The Fog At Vandenberg Saturday Morning

Saturday June 08, 2024

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(Saturday Falcon 9 launch photos courtesy SpaceX)

     Updated--SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket in the fog at Vandenberg Space Force Base in northwestern Santa Barbara County.

     Liftoff was precisely at 5:58 AM Saturday morning.

     The payload, another 20 Starlink satellites.

     That included 13 with Direct to Cell capabilities.

     This was the 21st flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, Transporter-4, Transporter-5, Globalstar FM15, ISI EROS C-3, Korea 425, Maxar1, and nine Starlink missions.

     Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which was stationed in the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast.