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Falcon 9 launch and landing successful

Team Vandenberg supported the succesful launch and landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex-4 Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch and landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex 4 Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.

The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed at Landing Zone 4 approximately eight minutes after liftoff. This was SpaceX's second successful landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the space launch commander.

"Access to space is vital for space superiority," said Reeves. "Team V remains diligent in its efforts to provide robust range capabilities in a safe and efficient manner so our mission partners, like SpaceX, continue to have unfettered access to space. This mission highlights, yet again, our capabilities as a spaceport for the nation."

For questions about the Western Range, please contact 30th Space Wing Public Affairs at (805) 606-3595.

For questions about the SpaceX mission, please contact SpaceX Media Relations at media@spacex.com.