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Rocket Launch Set For Central Coast Monday Night

A January, 2019 Falcon 9 SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base
A January 2019 Falcon 9 SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

SpaceX set to launch cluster of satellites into orbit.

The final countdown is on for a rocket launch from the Central Coast.

SpaceX is set to launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets from Vandenberg Space Force Base Monday night. It will carry a payload of 60 small Starlink satellites. They are part of a network intended to provide high-speed internet access to remote areas of the world.

It’s been a busy year for SpaceX, with more than 20 Falcon 9 launches so far this year. The booster rocket being used tonight is one of the company’s work horses. It will be the 10th flight for the reusable rocket.

The launch is scheduled to take place at 8:55 p.m. Monday.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.