Living so close to Vandenberg Airforce Base, we have a front row seat to all of the West Coast rocket launches! Each one is just as awesome as the last! Enjoy the photos!
Here is what Space X said about the launch:
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX is targeting launch of FORMOSAT-5 from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The 42-minute launch window opens on Thursday, August 24 at 11:51 a.m. PDT, or 18:51 UTC. The satellite will be deployed approximately 11 minutes after launch.
A backup launch window opens on Friday, August 25 at 11:51 a.m. PDT, or 18:51 UTC.
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship that will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
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