A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches in Southern California

The company launched 20 Starlink satellites from its Falcon 9 rocket, which can be seen above Southern California.

SAN DIEGO — SpaceX launched another set of its Starlink Internet satellites into space Tuesday night from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County.

The company launched 20 Starlink satellites from its Falcon 9 rocket.

The launch was the fifth flight for the first stage booster to support the mission, which previously launched USSF-62 and three Starlink missions.

Previous SpaceX rocket launches have been captured flying over San Diego County.

Falcon 9 Launch Live Company X account.

Photos of previous SpaceX launches seen in San Diego

What is Falcon 9?

According to SpaceX, the Falcon 9 is “a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transportation of people and payloads into and beyond Earth orbit.”

Falcon 9 is considered to be the world’s first orbit-class reusable rocket.

What is Starlink?

Starlink is “the world’s first and largest satellite constellation using low-Earth orbit to deliver broadband Internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls and more.” Website of the Service.

A “constellation” of satellites consists of thousands of satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude of about 550 km or 341 3/4 miles.

Satellites connect to antennas that users set up in their homes to provide Internet access.

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