SpaceX Targets Launch of 21 Starlink Satellites

SpaceX is aiming for a Falcon 9 launch at 11:57 p.m. tonight from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base. The mission involves deploying 21 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit. Backup opportunities are also available on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and Wednesday, Sept. 13.

This launch will mark the 15th flight for the first stage booster, which has previously supported several missions including Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, Transporter-4, Transporter-5, Globalstar FM15, ISI EROS C-3, and five Starlink missions.