SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sends satellites into orbit from Vandenberg SFB

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — SpaceX said it successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Monday night.

The rocket delivered 51 Starlink satellites into orbit. Starlink is SpaceX’s high-speed broadband satellite internet service intended to reach rural and remote communities.

Several viewers called into 17 News asking what briefly lit up part of the night sky.

Starlink internet service is currently being being beta tested.

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