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SpaceX to launch 52 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base Tuesday afternoon


VANDENBERG, Calif. – SpaceX announced that it will launch 52 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Tuesday during the back-up launch window starting at 4:35 p.m.

This Falcon 9 launch, postponed from it's original launch window on Monday afternoon, will send the satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E, according to SpaceX.

SpaceX said that the first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, and one Starlink mission.

"Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean," according to SpaceX.

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