VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE (AP) — Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched 51 Starlink satellites into orbit from California on Monday night.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 8:55 p.m. and deployed the satellites, which was confirmed about 20 minutes after launch, according to the launch webcast.READ MORE: Three Charged With Allegedly Ripping Off $2 Million In EDD Unemployment Benefits
The rocket’s reusable first stage successfully returned and set down on an oceangoing landing platform in the Pacific. It has been used for multiple launches.READ MORE: Deputies Arrest 20-Year-Old Man Who Strangled Woman at Millbrae Hotel
Starlink is a satellite-based global internet system that SpaceX has been building for years.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Thousands Forced To Flee Fawn Fire; 'I See My Life Gone'; Arson Suspected As Blaze Burns Homes
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