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Early morning rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base scheduled for July 20

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 00:45:28-04

A launch of the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for July 20.

The rocket is slated to launch at 5:12 a.m. local time. It will place more Iridium satellites into orbit.

Set to launch approximately 54 minutes before sunrise, Viasat estimates that the early morning sun will illuminate the rocket’s exhaust. Sunlight will hit the rocket approximately three and a half minutes into launch.