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Successful launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket observed across the Central Coast

26 December 2017, 12:42 | Camille Rivera

A SpaceX launch is seen from Altadena on Dec. 22 2017 in

A SpaceX launch is seen from Altadena on Dec. 22 2017 in

It was the Falcon 9 booster which took off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying the latest batch of satellites for the US company Iridium Communications.

A reused SpaceX rocket has carried 10 satellites into space from California, leaving behind it a trail of mystery and wonder.

SpaceX launched its final rocket of the year on Friday, which put on a spectacular show as it streaked across the night sky in Southern California. The mission was a success, and all ten of the satellites got to where they needed to go and are now orbiting the earth. This is the fourth such mission that SpaceX has flown for the company, and the rocket used for this mission was a flight proven Falcon 9 that previously flew in June for the second Iridium mission.

People managed to get photos of the rocket from all different angles, and it was lovely from pretty much every one of them. The spaceship carried the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications.

Iridium has acquired healthy signals from all 10 satellites, SpaceX reported via Twitter.

The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing streak that was widely seen throughout Southern California and as far away as Phoenix.

"Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea", he tweeted in a reference to the rogue communist country that has regularly tested ballistic missiles despite global condemnation and sanctions.

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