Rocket Launch From Central Coast Gets Delayed Again

Feb 17, 2018

A rocket launch from the Central Coast is getting delayed once again.

SpaceX was originally planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellites from Vandenberg Air Force just after 6 a.m. on Saturday.  It was pushed back to Sunday morning after officials wanted more time for pre-launch system checks. Then, it was postponed to Wednesday for additional time to perform final checkouts.  

The rocket’s payload includes the PAZ satellite, which is a Spanish radar satellite used to collect views of Earth for government and commercial customers, along with ship tracking and weather sensors. There are also some smaller satellites included in the payload.

The launch is expected to take place at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday. People may get to see a spectacular view of the liftoff on the Central and South Coasts.