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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —Jan 19, 2019— A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California. The rocket propelled the National Reconnaissance Office satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:10 a.m. Pacific time, arcing over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: 10 new Iridium satellites delivered to orbit

LOS ANGELES — Jan 11, 2019—The Latest on the launch of 10 communications satellites by SpaceX (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications‘ global network have been successfully deployed in orbit after launch from California. The satellites were individually released from the upper stage of a Falcon 9 rocket that blasted … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: 10 new Iridium satellites delivered to orbit

LOS ANGELES | SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

LOS ANGELES—January 11, 2019— A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications satellites has blasted off from California. The rocket lifted off at 7:31 a.m. Friday at Vandenberg Air Force Base and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. SpaceX will try to land the Falcon’s first stage on an autonomous vessel … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites lifted off from California on Monday, marking the first time the same Falcon 9 rocket has been used in three space missions. The rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, arcing over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. Saturday and headed over the Pacific toward polar orbit. NASA Earth … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

LOS ANGELES/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that … Continue reading SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California