Falcon 9 Iridium-4 scheduled to launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch the fourth Iridium mission consisting of 10 satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST.

 

Col. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, is the space launch commander.

 

"Team Vandenberg is excited to begin and end 2017 with Falcon 9 launches," said Hough. "We take our mission of providing assured access to space seriously and we've diligently worked with our SpaceX mission partners to ensure a safe and successful launch."

 

Because of the launch time, the Hawk's Nest on Hwy 1 south of Vandenberg Air Force Base's main gate will not be open.