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Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Falcon 9 Iridium-4 Successfully Launched

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:27 p.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of the fourth Iridium mission 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, was the space launch commander.

"What a way to end the year with the fifth Falcon 9 launch carrying the fourth set of Iridium satellites. This mission proves that Team V provides assured access to space and we do it safely and securely," said Hough. "It goes without saying that we can't accomplish this without great mission partners like SpaceX."

For questions about the booster please contact John Taylor, SpaceX communications director, at 202-649-2632.