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Ambitious Launch Of 70 Small Satellites From Central Coast Rescheduled For Sunday

(Photo courtesy Spaceflight)
The SSO-A SmallSat Express carries more than 70 small satellites

A twice postponed rocket launch from the Central Coast has been rescheduled for this weekend.

Sunday’s planned launch is an ambitious rideshare project, with plans calling for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base to carry a bundle of more than 70 small satellites into orbit.

A company called Spaceflight organized the SSO-A SmallSat Express project, which includes 15 microsats and 56 cubestats from 18 countries. The liftoff was postponed once due to allow more time for preflight preparations, and once due to bad weather. The new launch window opens at 10:32 a.m. Sunday morning.

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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