IMAGE GALLERY: Space Force Makes Debut in Cape Canaveral with SpaceX Launch

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Rocket lifted off at 9:19 p.m. on Monday

ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites on Monday, January 6,  from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites on Monday, January 6,  from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The rocket lifted off at at 9:19 p.m. EST

Falcon 9’s first stage supported a Starlink mission in May 2019, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018.

Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The launch officially kicked off the new 6th military branch named ‘Space Force’ by President Trump. The purpose of Space Force is to prepare or conduct space warfare.

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SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites on Monday, January 6,  from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (SpaceX Image)
The SpaceX rocket lifted off at at 9:19 p.m. EST (SpaceX Image)
Falcon 9’s first stage supported a Starlink mission in May 2019, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018. (SpaceX Image)
SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites on Monday, January 6,  from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (SpaceX Image)

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