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July 3, 2024

J
ust after five am this morning, a bright light lit up the sky over Oriental.

Space X Launch

It was a rocket, launched by Space X this morning at 4:55a from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This was the 16th launch for the Falcon 9 rocket. On this trip, it carried 20 Starlink satellites, destined for low-earth orbit.

Space X Launch

Oriental resident Jennifer Smart was out early enough to catch the launch when the rocket passed over around 5:05a.

Space X Launch

The satellites were deployed a little after 6a this morning, joining the more than 6,100 Starlink satellites already in orbit.

SpaceX’s next planned launch is July 8; the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a Turkish communications satellite, again from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Launch time is to be determined.

Posted Wednesday July 3, 2024 by Allison DeWeese


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