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Space Development Agency launch scheduled from Vandenberg Friday morning


VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. – Community members can expect a Falcon 9 rocket launch of the SDA-0B mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Sep. 1 at 7:26 a.m.

This Space Development Agency (SDA) mission is related to the previous Tranche 0 mission launched in April of this year.

The Falcon 9 reusable booster assigned to this mission previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, and eight Starlink missions.

Following stage separation, the booster will return to land on Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg Space Force Base.

SDA's Tranche 0 missions are expected to consist of 23 to 28 initial satellites intended to add to the "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture", a multi-layer interconnected mesh network of satellites in various orbits.

A live webcast of the launch can be found here and will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff.

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