SpaceX successfully launched 46 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County Tuesday night.
The satellites were launched into low-orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg.
The launch window opened at 10:40 p.m. and the rocket took off shortly after.
A large tail of light could be seen from the rocket across vast portions of Southern California, including much of the Los Angeles area. The launch was expected to be visible for hundreds of miles due to clear skies.
The satellites were set to launch into orbit and then the rocket’s first-stage booster landed on the Of Course I Still Love You autonomous droneship in the Pacific Ocean.
The Starlink satellites are designed to connect high-speed internet to rural areas. SpaceX has around 2,000 satellites currently in orbit above Earth.
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