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Twice Postponed Rocket Launch From Central Coast Now Set For Wednesday

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The Spanish PAZ satellite being prepared for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base

After two delays, plans now call for a Wednesday launch from the Central Coast of a rocket carrying a payload of satellites.

SpaceX is hoping to launch the Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base during a launch window which begins at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday.

The launch was originally set for last Saturday, and then bumped to Sunday. SpaceX officials say there were no problems with the rocket or its payload, but engineers wanted to do some additional checks before liftoff.

The payload includes a main payload of a Spanish radar imaging satellite, as well as some smaller satellites.

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. 
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