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SpaceX Launched Falcon 9 from Vandenberg

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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