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On Thursday, February 22nd at 6:17 a.m. PT, SpaceX successfully launched the PAZ satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The mission, launched on a flight-proven Falcon 9, also carried SpaceX’s first two Starlink demonstration satellites to orbit.
SpaceX did not attempt to recover the Falcon 9 first stage for this mission, but did perform a test landing of the payload fairing. While the fairing missed its intended target by a few hundred meters, its integrated parafoil reduced the descent velocity enough that it survived its ocean landing remarkably intact.
You can watch a replay of the launch below and find more information about the mission in our press kit.