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08 October 2018, 07:08 | Justin Tyler
The first Block 5 Falcon 9 at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX
A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base tonight (Oct. 7) at 10:21 p.m. EDT (7:21 p.m. local time; 0221 GMT on October 8), successfully delivering Argentina's SAOCOM-1A Earth-observation satellite to orbit.
"This is great news for everyone here at SpaceX", Tom Praderio, a SpaceX firmware engineer, said during live launch commentary tonight.
It's the very first time SpaceX (or anyone) has successfully landed a rocket on the West Coast.
But Sunday's flight marked the first time SpaceX attempted a landing at Vandenberg, a milestone made possible by extensive environmental and safety studies that concluded the noise and possible aftermath of a failure would not cause any significant damage or harm to area wildlife.
The satellite is the first of two that will be used for emergency management and for land monitoring. Flying both satellite constellations along the same orbit supports a rapid response by providing radar readings in emergency situations.
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