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Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a bundle of Iridium satellites



SpaceX turns again for the stars. This time, Elon Musk's private space company is using a Falcon 9 rocket to launch 10 Iridium telecommunications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. SpaceX has set a so-called instant start window for 10:13 EDT which means that the rocket is about to fly or fly another day. In short, sync your watch people, because the webcast should start about 15 minutes before that time. (SpaceX has set a backup start date for Saturday at 10:08 AM EDT.)

Incidentally, SpaceX is reducing, reusing, and recycling its rockets (and saving tons of Earth dollars) in its efforts to reduce its missiles hoping to catch some of the payload fairing from the Falcon 9 on its way back to the planet. To do this, it has positioned a boat called Mr. Steven at a sea location known only as "Your Mother's House" to try to catch the nose cone of the rocket before sinking to the bottom of the ocean. While the recovery efforts are unlikely to be broadcast live, it will most likely look something like this.

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