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SpaceX planning Thursday evening launch out of Vandenberg Space Force Base

The rocket is scheduled to launch at 7:39 p.m. with backup opportunities available until 11:37 p.m.
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Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 09, 2024

UPDATE (Wednesday, July 10) - The planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base has been moved to Thursday, July 11.

The rocket is scheduled to launch at 7:39 p.m. with backup opportunities available until 11:37 p.m.
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(Tuesday, July 9, 2024) - SpaceX is planning a launch out of Vandenberg Space Force Base beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Falcon 9 rocket will carry 20 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit, 13 of those with direct-to-cell capabilities.

The first-stage booster — which has been used 19 previous times — is anticipated to land on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean, so no sonic boom is expected to be heard locally.

A live webcast of the launch will be available on SpaceX's website.

If the launch is delayed for any reason, SpaceX will attempt the launch again Thursday beginning at 6:37 p.m.