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SpaceX launches 13 satellites for the US Space Force and lands a rocket – and sets a record (video)

SpaceX launches 13 satellites for the US Space Force and lands a rocket – and sets a record (video)

SpaceX launched a new advanced batch of military satellites into orbit for the US Space Force on Saturday (September 2) after a two-day delay and tied its own rate of flight record for the same time.

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 13 spacecraft for the Space Force’s Space Development Agency (SDA) lifted off into the hazy morning sky over Vandenberg Space Force Base in California Saturday at 10:26 a.m. EDT (1426 GMT; 7:26 a.m. EST). local california). With the first stage booster returning to Vandenberg to continue its descent. This was the thirteenth flight of the missile.