A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched successfully today from complex-4 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket took off as scheduled at 10:31:33 a.m. EDT. This was an "instantaneous" launch window. This means the rocket needed take off on-time or the flight will have to be moved to the next available window Saturday. The Falcon 9 is carrying a payload of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. This is the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 that have been deployed.

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