WATCH: SpaceX Targeting March 30 for Launch of Tranche 0 Mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base
By Space Coast Daily // March 30, 2023
WATCH LIVE: SPACE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY'S TRANCHE 0 MISSION
VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA – SpaceX is targeting Thursday, March 30 at 7:29 a.m. PT (14:29 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 mission to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
If needed, a backup opportunity is available Friday, March 31, at the same time.
The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched one Starlink mission. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Space Force Base.
The space vehicles launched during this mission will serve as part of SDA’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture, a new layered network of satellites in low-Earth orbit and supporting elements that will provide global military communication and missile warning, indication, and tracking capabilities.
You can watch the live launch webcast starting about 15 minutes before liftoff.