Falcon 9’s first West Coast land landing pic.twitter.com/zObJgzLI0C
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (SpaceX PR) — On Sunday, October 7 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage returned to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX’s first 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. You can watch a replay of the launch webcast below and find out more about the mission in our press kit.