Final Preparations Underway For Launch Of Cluster Of Satellites From Santa Barbara County

Oct 6, 2017

Preparations are underway for the launch of a cluster of communication satellites from Santa Barbara County.

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Mondya morning. The rocket has a payload of 10 Iridum satellites.

They are part of a 66 satellite network being launched into low earth orbits to form a three billion dollar cutting edge communications network.

The launch is set for 5:37 a.m. Monday, so if weather conditions permit, it should be visible along much of the Central and South Coasts.