SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Did you see SpaceX’s last rocket launch from Southern California? The conditions were so clear it was visible across the entire region and even across the border in Mexico. And the astronautics company is gearing up to launch another rocket this week.

SpaceX is targeting the evening of Thursday, July 11 for a Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Station in Southern California.


The Starlink Mission will send 20 Starlink satellites, including 13 with Direct to Cell capabilities, into low-Earth orbit, according to SpaceX.

Liftoff is scheduled to take place at 7:39 p.m. PT from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E). A livestream of the Starlink Mission will begin about five minutes before liftoff on X @SpaceX and spacex.com.

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In the event the launch needs to be scrubbed, SpaceX says backup opportunities will be available until 11:37 p.m. PT. Thursday or Friday, July 12, starting at 6:13 p.m. ET.

SpaceX says this is the 19th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, SDA-0B, and 13 Starlink missions. 

Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship in the Pacific Ocean.