(Photo courtesy SpaceX shows Falon 9 launched from Vandenberg AFB)
Updated--SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in northwest Santa Barbara County Friday morning.
The launch at 7:31 AM went off without a hitch.
The payload is ten Iridium NEXT satellites to join dozens of others already in orbit covering the globe with L-band voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers, and transceivers.
To watch the launch: https://www.spacex.com/webcast