Planned Rocket Launch From Central Coast Postponed
A satellite launch originally planned for the Central Coast this month is being pushed back into the New Year.
SpaceX was planning to launch a cluster of small satellites December 16th from Vandenberg Air Force Base. In the wake of a Falcon 9 rocket being destroyed on its launch plan in Florida in September, SpaceX is delaying the Vandenberg launch as it continues efforts to try to pinpoint exactly what went wrong. A specific new launch date hasn’t been set yet.
The Iridum Next satellites being prepared for launch at the base are part of a network to improve wireless communication across the globe.