San Diegans photograph Sunday night's launch of Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg

‘This won’t be subtle’: SpaceX West Coast launch will create sonic boom

The primary objective of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX also wanted to expand its recovery of first stages to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Then a secondary challenge: SpaceX will try to land the first stage of their rocket back at a landing zone.

The 30th Space Wing says residents may see multiple engine burns by the first stage and there may be one or more sonic booms. Prior landings have taken place on the East Coast.

SpaceX has just successfully landed its first rocket on the U.S. West Coast.

SpaceX has a goal of using the boosters up to ten times with little maintenance, and 100 with refurbishment, as well as being able to relaunch boosters 24 hours after landing.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM-1A Earth-observation satellite launches from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 7, 2018. Elon Musk's company had leased a former Titan rocket launch site in 2015 to build its own landing pad, but it it hasn't received clearance.

Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking, yearbook
Roche added that Kavanaugh was also a "heavy drinker" and "became aggressive and belligerent when he was drunk". I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions. "I thought Dr.

As The Verge noted, SpaceX hasn't been making sea landings by choice.

A graphic explaining sonic booms, provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of a planned SpaceX launch on October 7, 2018.

The primary goal of the flight was to boost Argentina's SAOCOM 1A satellite into an orbit around Earth's poles, the first of two orbital radar stations capable of "seeing" through clouds and at night to measure soil moisture, a key indicator of crop yields, droughts and floods.

The satellite's twin, SAOCOM-1B, will also launch on a Falcon 9; its liftoff is targeted for next year.

Argentina's National Commission on Space Activities, or CONAE, will operate the two SAOCOM satellites in cooperation with the Italian Space Agency's COSMO-SkyMed radar satellites.

"SAOCOM" is short for "Satélite Argentino de Observación Con Microondas", which is Spanish for "Argentine Microwave-Observation Satellite".

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