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SpaceX again postpones Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg AFB

Posted at 10:42 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 20:49:02-05

The planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base has been pushed back again.

SpaceX announced last week that it was targeting Tuesday or Wednesday for the Iridium8 launch that would send a set of communication satellites into space, but said Sunday it was still working to determine the best launch opportunity.

The launch was first scheduled for Dec. 30 but got pushed back because of a delay with another SpaceX launch.

Vandenberg says there are currently no launches scheduled from the base for either Tuesday or Wednesday.

A new launch date for the Delta IV Heavy rocket from Vandenberg is also under review.