SpaceX Completes Tuesday Launch of Satellites

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Update by the edhat staff
January 31, 2023

SpaceX has successfully completed a launch of more Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Tuesday morning.

The Falcon 9 launch took place at 8:15 a.m. carrying 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to low-Earth orbit. 

Watch the launch below:


Update by the edhat staff
January 29, 2023

SpaceX has postponed their scheduled Sunday launch.

"To complete pre-launch checkouts, now targeting Monday, January 30 for launch of Starlink and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena from SLC-4E in California," SpaceX stated.


By the edhat staff
January 28, 2023

SpaceX is targeting a Sunday morning launch of more Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The launch window is planned for 8:47 a.m. with an additional launch opportunity that same day at 12:45 p.m. with backup opportunities also available on Monday at 8:34 a.m. and 12:31 p.m.

SpaceX will be utilizing a Falcon 9 rocket to send 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to low-Earth orbit. 

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, SWOT, and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

The rocket will head southward and could be visible within 100 miles of the base.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.

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bicyclist Jan 31, 2023 11:53 AM
SpaceX Completes Tuesday Launch of Satellites

After missing the first bus of 2 to get to the SB-VA clinic (where I get the VA "Shuttle"[bus]), I couldn't make my appointment @ the WLA-VA (so came back to the apt.), sent a "Secure Message" to the ENT notifying them I wouldn't make it (I also called & left a MSG). I had not planned on being able to "View" the launch, but now with the rest of my day free, looked online as to which direction to attempt a view & noticed if I looked towards the SB-VA clinic direction I might see something. Fired up the YouTube video & when it was off the launchpad looked out the back window Lo&behold there she went, watching till it disappeared from my sight... I didn't get to hear anything (must be my defective hearing). Really disappointed that I didn't get to a rather important ENT visit

bicyclist Jan 30, 2023 01:45 PM
SpaceX Completes Tuesday Launch of Satellites

Weird that the https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ is still showing today's AM launch, yet the above YouTube video says:
SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, January 31 at 8:15 a.m. PT (16:15 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of...
we'll see what happens next.

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