SpaceX Rocket Launched Successfully

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Update by Vandenberg Air Force Base
December 3, 2018
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express, launches from Space Launch Complex-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Dec. 3, 2018 at 10:34 a.m. PST.

Update by edhat staff
December 2, 2018

Sunday's planned launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc has been delayed 24 hours.

The news scheduled liftoff is set for December 3 at 10:31:47 a.m. PST, the start of a 30-minute launch window.

Sunday morning's launch attempt was postponed to allow for additional inspections of the rocket's second stage.

Source: Vandenberg Air Force Base
December 1, 2018

Team V is scheduled to support launch of the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E on Sunday, Dec. 2, with a launch window of 10:32 a.m. PST to 11:01 a.m. PST.

The public can view this launch from the Hawk's Nest on Azalea Lane off of Hwy 1 just a half mile south of Vandenberg Air Force Base's main gate.

The Hawk's Nest gates will open on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. PST and close at 10:15 a.m. PST. As a reminder the public is asked not to bring or consume alcohol, smoke, nor have any open fires or barbecues. Weapons are not allowed, additionally, the use of small unmanned aerial systems within five miles of any active runway, such as Vandenberg’s, is prohibited.

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John Wiley Dec 03, 2018 10:54 AM
SpaceX Rocket Launched Successfully

Here in town we could hear the distant roar, see the launch once it cleared nearby trees, and thanks to their webcast we knew when to watch for the brilliant light of the main 1st stage landing burn. I managed to get a few long zoom pix, and if any are passable I'll put them on SBitZ.NET in a few minutes.

John Wiley Dec 03, 2018 10:26 AM
SpaceX Rocket Launched Successfully

10:12am today they announced liftoff at 10:34 and their livestream has already started. Right now they're showing Go in eight minutes. Livestream is here:

a-1558351828 Dec 02, 2018 09:28 AM
SpaceX Rocket Launched Successfully

10:31a.m. Mon. Dec. 3. Launch time: 1831:47 GMT (1:31:47 p.m. EST; 10:31:47 a.m. PST) Falcon 9 - Spaceflight SSO-A . I love to watch these launches! Gorgeous!

EastBeach Dec 01, 2018 02:41 PM
SpaceX Rocket Launched Successfully

Watch for schedule updates here if the clearing winds don't let up ......

micki391 Dec 02, 2018 08:58 AM
SpaceX Rocket Launched Successfully

Rocket launch changed to Monday, same window of time: 10:31-11:01. They said “to conduct additional inspections of the second stage”

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