HomeNewsArticle Display

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

Separation and staging of the Falcon 9 SAOCOM rocket above Vandenberg AFB, CA. on 7 Oct., 2018. Official US Air Force Photo by Daniel J. Quinajon

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launches from and returns to Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 10 of 12

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 11 of 12

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear/Released)

Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 12 of 12

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --