Central Coast residents could hear a sonic boom on Saturday.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 7:19 a.m. on June 18.
About eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX will aim to land the rocket's first stage booster back on land at the base. Officials say this could create a sonic boom potentially audible to people in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties.
The rocket will deliver the SARah-1 Earth observation satellite into orbit.
The reconnaissance satellite was built by Airbus for the German armed forces.
A live webcast of the launch will begin about 10 minutes prior to liftoff.
If the rocket does not launch on Saturday as planned, there is a backup opportunity for launch on Monday, June 20 at the same time.