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A SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1A payload from Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Florida, United States.

SAOCOM (Satélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas, Spanish for Argentine Microwaves Observation Satellite) is an Earth observation satellite constellation of the Argentine Space Agency CONAE.

Launch Site: Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Florida, United States.

The instantaneous launch opportunity is on Sunday, October 7 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, or Monday, October 8 at 2:21 UTC, and the satellite will be deployed about 12 minutes after launch.

A backup instantaneous launch opportunity is available on Thursday, October 11 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, or Friday, October 12 at 2:21 UTC.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This is SpaceX’s first attempt at a land landing on the West Coast. LZ-4 is built on the former site of Space Launch Complex 4W, from which Titan rockets were previously launched.

Related channels: SPACEX, ROCKET LAUNCHES & LANDINGS



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