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WATCH: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base

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Posted at 12:29 PM, May 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-10 21:01:02-04

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 1:09 p.m. on Wednesday.

WATCH:

The rocket is carrying 51 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit.

About eight minutes after liftoff, the rocket's first stage booster landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean. The same booster was previously used on a Starlink mission and for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 launch.

Starlink is SpaceX's high-speed broadband satellite internet service designed to reach rural and remote communities.