A SpaceX rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday morning carrying a Canadian Satellitethat was made to track space weather.
TheFalcon 9 rockethas previously launched from Florida, but the model launched Sunday is an upgraded version and the first to launch on the West Coast.
SpaceX calledSunday’slaunch a demonstration to test the improved capabilities of the rocket.
Thislaunch was the third for Vandenberg this week. The base launched two Minuteman 3 tests that traveled thousands of miles over the Pacific.
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