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SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-31 14:13:57-04

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 46 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday night.


Following stage separation, the Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship stationed in the Pacific Ocean so it can potentially be used again.

“The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, and four Starlink missions,” SpaceX announced.

This launch also marked the 58th first stage landing on Of Course I Still Love You and SpaceX's 39th launch of the year.

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