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Falcon 9 Iridium-4 scheduled to launch


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.