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(Photo courtesy SpaceX)

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.

(Photo by U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Hanah Abercrombie)

For the second time this month, the Air Force has test launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from the Central Coast, a decision that North Korea called a threatening move.

The Minuteman III missile was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:40 Thursday morning.

(ULA photo)

United Launch Alliance officials are now saying that after scrubbing their fourth attempt to launch a spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday night, the earliest it will be rescheduled for is December 30th.

The Delta IV rocket launch had been set for 5:44 Wednesday night, and was bumped to 5:49 p.m. before being cancelled due to a technical issue.

(ULA photo)

Conditions are looking good for the planned launch of a spy satellite from Santa Barbara County Wednesday night, a liftoff which may be visible throughout much of the state.

(Photo courtesy Spaceflight)

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 test flight of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from the Central Coast early Tuesday morning ended when a problem prompted the launch team to blow up the rocket.

Air Force officials say the Minuteman III launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was terminated over the Pacific Ocean, after what they called an unexpected anomaly was discovered.

(Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)

A military missile test launch is planned for the Central Coast early Tuesday morning.

The Air Force is planning to launch an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base during a launch window which runs from 12:01 to 6:01 a.m. 

(NASA Photo)

A rocket successfully lifted off from the Central Coast Tuesday afternoon, carrying seven satellites into orbit.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried five small communication satellites into space, as well as two research satellites.  The NASA research satellites contain instruments to map things like the melting of polar ice caps, and rising sea levels.

(NASA Select)

The first ever West Coast launch of a space probe headed to Mars took place on the Central Coast early Saturday morning.

Thousands of people were at viewing spots on the Central and South Coasts to see the  Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA InSight spacecraft lift off at 4:05 a.m.

The planned Thursday launch of a cluster of small satellites from the Central Coast has been delayed due to a technical problem.

SpaceX was planning to launch 10 Iridium communication satellites from Vandenberg Air Force. A problem detected with one of the communications satellites bumped the liftoff to Saturday, and SpaceX officials say it’s possible the launch could be pushed into next week.

Iridium is planning to have a network of 75 satellites put into orbit over a series of eight launches. Plans call for the entire network to be in place before the end of this year.

(Photo courtesy Airbus)

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.

(Photo by Air Force Airman First Class Ian Dudley)

The Air Force is planning the test launch of a missile from the Central Coast this week.

Vandenberg Air Force Base officials are planning to send up an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

(United Launch Alliance photo)

A rocket carrying a secret military payload is set to lift off from Santa Barbara County this week.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force base Wednesday afternoon. The launch window begins at 1 p.m.

All officials will say about the payload is that it is cargo for the National Reconnaissance office.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

It was a spectacular launch from the Central Coast which lit up the Southern California skies.

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying communication satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base just before 5:30 Friday night created a huge buzz on social media. It created a gigantic streak in the sky which could be seen for hundreds of miles.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Firefighters say they are making progress towards containing a 300 acre plus brush fire on the Central Coast.

The fire was discovered Friday morning on the north side of Vandenberg Air Force Base.  No structures have been reported damaged.  Base firefighters aided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department report that as of 1 p.m. Friday, they had 20% containment.

There's no word on what caused the fire, which is being called the Ensalada Fire.

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