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WSF-M successfully launches from Vandenberg SFB

by Osman Cemal Tashan
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VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched April 11 from Space Launch Complex-4 East carrying U.S. Space Force’s Weather System Follow-on Microwave, or WSF-M, into low Earth orbit.

ussf-62 mission launching from vandenberg

A U.S Space Force mission, carrying the first Weather System Follow-on Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, launches aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 11, 2024. The low-earth orbit space vehicle is capable of sensing, storing, and transmitting microwave raw sensor data to enable derivation of ocean surface vector wind, tropical cyclone intensity, snow depth, soil moisture and sea ice characterization, supporting joint military operations and mission planning around the globe. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olga Houtsma)

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