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SpaceX rocket to launch from Vandenberg AFB on Monday

Posted at 2:36 PM, Nov 16, 2018

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Monday, Nov. 19.

The launch window begins at 10:31 a.m. and lasts for about a half-hour.

The rocket will be carrying the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express into space.

The SSO-A: SmallSat Express is being called the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle. It will include 15 microsats and 49 cubesats from both commercial and governmental entities around the world and deliver them into a low-Earth orbit.

Base officials say the public can watch the launch from the Hawk’s Nest on Azalea Ln. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and close at 10:15 a.m.