SpaceX has a launch Sunday night, and it may make some noise

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  • SpaceX will attempt to use its new landing site at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday night.
    SpaceX

  • The structure in the lower, left-hand corner is a booster stand where initial inspections of the first stage will occur.
    SpaceX

  • A view of the launch site, right, and landing site (left).
    Trevor Malhmann/Special to Ars

The US Air Force has a message for residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties—do not be alarmed on Sunday night around 7:30pm local time if you hear a loud noise. That’s just the sonic boom of a rocket’s first stage, returning from space, and landing for the first time ever at site along the West Coast of California.

On Sunday night, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, which is a couple of hours north of Los Angeles. While the company has landed several first stage boosters on a drone ship offshore from California, until now it has not attempted to land at a site along the coast. But now it has completed the “Landing Zone 4” facility and received the necessary federal approvals for rockets to make a vertical landing there.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Ars Technica] October 7, 2018 at 12:05PM. Credit to the original author and Ars Technica | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

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