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SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jun 09, 2023

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Monday, June 12.

Officials said the 57-minute launch window opens at 2:19 p.m.

The launch is part of SpaceX's Transporter-8 mission which is "a dedicated smallsat rideshare mission", according to SpaceX's website. The rocket will carry 72 payloads on this flight, including CubeSats, MicroSats, a re-entry capsule and orbital transfer vehicles carrying spacecraft to be deployed at a later time.

If needed, a backup opportunity for the launch is set for Tuesday, June 13 at 2:19 p.m.

A live webcast of the launch will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article excluded the date of the launch. The launch is scheduled for Monday, June 12.