A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 2 German military satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two radar reconnaissance satellites was launched for the German military on Sunday (Dec. 24).

A Falcon 9 rocket launched Sarah-2 into low Earth orbit (LEO) at 8:11 a.m. EST (1311 GMT; 5:11 a.m. local California time) from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The flight was originally scheduled for Saturday (Dec. 23). Pushed back a day To allow additional flight tests.

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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket touches down at Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Sunday, December 24, 2024. (Image credit: SpaceX (via X))

The SARah-2 mission delivered two Synthetic Aperture Radar (“SAR” in “SARAh-2”) reconnaissance satellites to the German military.

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