SpaceX set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket over SoCal skies – NBC Los Angeles

SpaceX created a dazzling spectacle on Saturday when the company launched another rocket over the skies of Southern California.

As part of the company's Starlink mission, a Falcon 9 rocket was launched shortly before 7:30 p.m. from Space Force Base Vandenberg. It carried 21 Starlink Internet satellites into low Earth orbit.

Saturday's launch follows SpaceX's launch on Monday evening, which put on a stunning display in the sky after being postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions that included rain and wind.

Launches after sunset and before sunrise usually provide the best views, as the rocket reflects the sun's rays with a dark sky in the background.

SpaceX has a Starlink constellation of satellites that orbit Earth at an altitude of about 340 miles, and are transported into space by the company's rockets. The Starlink network is designed to provide high-speed internet anywhere in the world.

If lighting conditions are right, satellites appear on the train as they are viewed across the night sky. Satellites are sometimes visible in the first few minutes after sunset and before sunrise when the sun is below the horizon, but the satellites are high enough to reflect direct sunlight.

Use the FindStarlink tracker To find the best upcoming viewing times.

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