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Launch of Vandenberg AFB SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for Wednesday


The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to happen from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday morning, according to the 30º Facebook page Space Wing.

Falcon 9 will take the Space Complex Launch-4 RADARSAT Constellation Mission. The 30th Space Division deputy commander, Colonel Bob Reeves, is commanding the launch.

The release window is scheduled to open at 7:17 am on Wednesday, June 12.

Base employees posted an update on the weather conditions in the area at the expected time of launch. Its report says visibility will be three to four kilometers with uneven fog. The temperature should be between 52 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

A public viewing area will be open to the public at Falcon's Nest on Azalea Lane, next to Highway 1. The gates will be open at 6am for visitors.

The 30º The Space Wing wants to remind viewers of the launch that alcohol consumption, smoking and making campfires or a barbecue are not allowed in the Hawk's Nest.

Neighboring counties, including Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, may hear at least one sonic boom during the launch.

Sound booms are sounds made as an aircraft or vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound, according to a press release previously sent by the base.

RADARSAT is a Canadian remote sensing Earth observation satellite, supervised by the Canadian Space Agency.

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