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SpaceX Set To Launch From Vandenberg Thursday Night

Thursday February 22, 2024

(File photo courtesy SpaceX)

     Updated--SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon-9 rocket  from Vandenberg SFB in northwest Santa Barbara County Thursday night.

     The payload will be another 22 Starlink Internet satellites headed for low earth orbit.

     Liftoff is scheduled for 8:11 PM PT with backup opportunities available through 11:44 PM.

     If need be they can reschedule for Friday night.

     This will be the 19th mission for the first stage booster carrying a variety of payloads in the past including eight Starlink satellites.

     After launch the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will return to earth and land on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" stationed in the Pacific off the California coast.

     A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about five minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.