Eastern range supports GOES-T, Starlink launches

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PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The eastern range at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, supported three launches from March 1 - 9 for SpaceX's Starlink and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T missions. 

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 41 March 1 carrying NOAA's GOES-T advanced weather satellite into orbit.

A Falcon 9 rocket launched from SLC-39A March 3 catapulting SpaceX's Starlink 4-9 mission into the cosmos. Another Falcon 9 rocket transported Starlink 4-10 into space March 9.

The GOES-T spacecraft will provide NASA and NOAA with continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, lightning detection and mapping, solar imaging and space weather monitoring. Starlink satellites in low orbit enable worldwide high-speed internet access.