SpaceX Targets Iridium Launch This Morning From Vandenberg

Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set this morning to launch another set of Iridium communications satellites into space, this time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north of Lompoc. According to SpaceX, the launch window for the Iridium-3 mission opens at 5:37 a.m. PDT, with a backup launch opportunity tomorrow, Tuesday, at 5:31 a.m. PDT. SpaceX said it will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean with the launch.