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Photos: Sentinel-6 boosted into orbit Saturday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Photos: Sentinel-6 boosted into orbit Saturday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base

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U.S.-European satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich was boosted into orbit Saturday morning in a textbook launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The launch went off on schedule at 9:17 a.m., and 3 minutes later the rumble from the 1.7 million pounds of thrust produced by the first stage’s nine Merlin 1 engines washed over the Central Coast.

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