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Space Force Delivers Multiple Satellites Into Orbit

The Space Force supported two Falcon 9 rocket launches last month. The Starlink 4-6 mission, launched on January 18,  delivered 49 satellites into orbit.

A rocket launches at night.
Rocket Launch
A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022. The mission delivered 49 satellites into orbit.
Photo By: Joshua Conti, Space Force
VIRIN: 220118-F-KD758-180
A rocket launches at night.
Night Launch
A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022. The mission delivered 49 satellites into orbit.
Photo By: Joshua Conti, Space Force
VIRIN: 220118-F-KD758-116

A rocket travels through the darkness giving off a red light.
Red Tail
A Falcon 9 rocket launches from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022. The Starlink 4-6 mission delivered 49 satellites into orbit.
Photo By: Joshua Conti, Space Force
VIRIN: 220118-F-KD758-242
A rockets gives off a blue light while traveling through dark space.
Blue Trail
A Falcon 9 rocket launches from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022. The Starlink 4-6 mission delivered 49 satellites into orbit.
Photo By: Joshua Conti, Space Force
VIRIN: 220118-F-KD758-309

On January 31, a second rocket carried an Italian built COSMO-Sky-Med observation satellite into space. The satellite is equipped with state-of-the-art radar technology, which will help provide data on a global scale for a variety of applications. The U.S. and Italy share a long heritage of space security cooperation. 

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