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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches two German military satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches two German military satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off with two German military radar reconnaissance satellites on Sunday morning (December 24).

A Falcon 9 rocket launched the SARah-2 mission into low Earth orbit (LEO) from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 8:11 a.m. EDT (1311 GMT; 5:11 a.m. local California time). The flight was originally scheduled to be on Saturday (December 23) but it was not It was returned on the day To allow additional preliminary examinations.

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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands in Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Sunday, December 24, 2024. (Image credit: SpaceX (via X))

The SARah-2 mission sent two synthetic aperture radar reconnaissance satellites (“SAR” in “SARah-2”) for the German Army.