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A rocket carrying a trio of satellites was successfully launched from the Central Coast Wednesday morning. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried the three Canadian RADARSAT Constellation satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Less than ten minutes after the 7:17 a.m. launch, the main reusable booster rocket successfully landed back at the base.

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Ten new communications satellites are now in orbit around the earth, after being successfully launched from the Central Coast. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base just after 7:30 Friday morning. It carried 10 Iridium Next satellites into a low earth orbit.

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It’s like an Uber for satellites. A rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base with not one, not two, not ten, but more than 60 satellites on board. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base carried the array of small satellites into orbit Monday morning.

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Could the fourth try be a winner?

SpaceX is hoping to launch one of its rockets from the Central Coast Monday morning after three delays. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket has a unique payload of more than 60 small satellites. Among them is a satellite containing ashes from more than 100 people who dreamed about sometime making it into space.

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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.

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It was a spectacular sight in the skies above California.

A groundbreaking mission to launch a satellite into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base Sunday night created a giant glow in the sky visible from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. The 7:21 p.m. launch of a climate monitoring satellite for Argentina went exactly as planned.

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A satellite launch planned for the Central Coast has been bumped back a day. Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say the Falcon 9 liftoff set for Saturday night has been rescheduled to Sunday night, with a window starting at 7:21 p.m. No problems are being reported with the rocket, or its satellite payload. The delay is to have more time for pre-flight inspections.

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There will be a lot of excitement in Santa Barbara County this weekend, as a rocket carrying a satellite into space will attempt to land back at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

SpaceX is set to launch an earth observation satellite from the base Saturday night. In past flights from the base, SpaceX would land the Falcon 9 booster on a barge in the Pacific Ocean. But this Saturday, the company will try to land the booster at the base.

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Some communications satellites are now in orbit after they were successfully launched from the Central Coast early this morning.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:39 Wednesday morning.

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It’s still a go as of right now for an early morning Wednesday rocket launch from Santa Barbara County. SpaceX is planning to launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in the seventh in a series of flights to put a series of new communications satellites in orbit.

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Some South Coast researchers are trying to figure out something you’ve probably never thought about, and are reaching into space to find answers. How does sediment in waterways and oceans move, and come together? An experiment designed by some UC Santa Barbara researchers to look at that question was onboard a rocket launched from Florida Friday morning, carrying a payload of supplies to the International Space Station.

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A rocket launched from the Central Coast Friday morning successfully deployed some communications satellites into orbit.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base just after 7 Friday morning.  The rocket lifted 10 Iridium communications satellites into orbit.  They are part of a network of what will eventually be 75 satellites providing next generation communications capabilities.

A rocket launch from the Central Coast is getting delayed once again.

SpaceX was originally planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellites from Vandenberg Air Force just after 6 a.m. on Saturday.  It was pushed back to Sunday morning after officials wanted more time for pre-launch system checks. Then, it was postponed to Wednesday for additional time to perform final checkouts.  

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An earth-imaging satellite was successfully launched from the Central Coast Thursday morning.

SpaceX launched the FORMOSAT-5 satellite into a low earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The 11:51 a.m. launch of the Falcon 9 rocket went off without a hitch, and the earth imaging satellite for Taiwan’s space agency was successfully deployed.

The icing on the cake for the company was that the booster landed as planned on a barge in the Pacific Ocean for reuse. It’s the fifth successful Falcon 9 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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The final countdown is on for the planned liftoff of a rocket carrying an earth-imaging satellite into space from Santa Barbara County.

A commercial rocket is set to lift a Taiwanese satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base midday Thursday.

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