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SpaceX to launch observation satellite Thursday night from Vandenberg Space Force Base


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – SpaceX announce a new time frame to launch an observation satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 11:38 p.m. Thursday from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

It was previously scheduled at 11:17 p.m.

The 56-minute launch window relies on weather conditions, and has a back-up launch opportunity available on Friday, Dec. 30 at 11:37 p.m.

In a Tweet, SpaceX said the weather forecast is 30% favorable for liftoff Thursday night.

If weather permits, the ISI EROS C-3 mission will be launched into a low-earth orbit.

According to the ImageSat International (ISI) website, "EROS-C is a state-of-the-art earth observation satellite, with superb image quality providing ultra high-resolution imagery... designed to support the most demanding operational challenges defense & intelligence organizations are presently facing."

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