Launches for the National Reconnaissance Office are always a little boring due to secrecy. At least we get to see another return to launch site landing. The 3rd RTLS this year already.
SpaceX is launching the payload on a brand new booster to sun-synchronous orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Here is an explainer by Scott Manley what a sun-sychronous orbit is:
This launch is followed by a Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, only 90 minutes later
Starlink has been moved to 03.02.2022, 19:13 UTC: Starlink 4-7 + Elon v Volcano
Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com
Where to watch:
Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com
Vote for my witness: @blue-witness
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