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Available On Air Stations! SpaceX has Falcon 9 launch set for Central Coast Monday

SpaceX successfully launched an Israeli satellite into orbit from Santa Barbara County Thursday night.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Falcon 9 rocket set to take off from Vandenberg Space Force Base Monday

There could be a spectacular sight in the skies above the Central and South Coasts early Monday morning.

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base Monday. The rocket is carrying 21 Starlink satellites. They are small communications satellites which are part of a global network intended to provide internet service to underserved parts of the world.

The launch is set for 12:23 Monday morning. There are multiple backup windows from 1:48 to 4:04 a.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.