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Sonic boom expected during Vandenberg launch

Posted: 5:45 PM, Oct 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-07 01:13:58Z

Central California residents could feel a sonic boom tomorrow night due to a launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base. 

Vandenberg AFB personnel will assist in the launch of a  SAOCOM 1A satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The goal for SpaceX is to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 at Vandenberg. This will be SpaceX's first land landing attempt at the Air Force base.

The launch is scheduled for October 7 at 7:21 p.m. PDT. Local residents will be able to see the first stage of the Falcon 9 return. Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo residents could experience one or more sonic booms.