SpaceX Launches A Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg Early Monday Morning

Monday November 20, 2023


(Photos courtesy SpaceX)

     Updated--SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in northwestern Santa Barbara County shortly after 2:30 AM Monday morning.

     This launch had been rescheduled several times through the weekend.

     The payload is 22 Starlink Internet satellites that were deployed into low earth orbit.

     This is the 15th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, SDA-0B, and nine Starlink missions.

     Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship, which is stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

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