Another Successful Starlink Launch from Vandenberg

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Falcon 9 Launch on Friday, August 12, 2022 (SpaceX video screenshot)
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Update by the edhat staff

SpaceX successfully launched 46 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Friday.

This makes it the 55th Starlink mission with a total of 3,056 micro-satellites launched. The first ever Starlink satellites launched from Vandenberg on Feb. 22, 2018.

Photo: VSFB

Launch photo progression from the ground by Max Rosenberg:


By the edhat staff

SpaceX is planning to launch 46 more Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Friday afternoon.

At 2:40 p.m., the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to send the satellites into low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East.

A backup opportunity is available on Saturday, August 13 at 10:40 p.m. 

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, Transporter-4, Transporter-5, Globalstar FM15, and one Starlink mission. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth and land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean. 

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff, see it below:

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