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Liftoff postponed: SpaceX bumps a Falcon 9 rocket launch from the Central Coast to Thursday

A past SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
A past SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Takeoff moved from Tuesday to Thursday, but no word on why.

The planned Tuesday night launch of some satellites from the Central Coast has been bumped to Thursday.

SpaceX is now planning a 12:59 a.m. Thursday liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The payload includes 22 Starlink satellites, which are part of a growing network of satellites intended to bring internet and cell phone service to underserved parts of the world.

There's no word on what led to the postponement.

People in the Tri-Counties should be able to see the launch, but there won’t be a sonic boom from the reusable first stage booster’s landing. It’s set to land on a barge off the West Coast.

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.