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Science and Commercial Satellites Launched from California

By John Antczak: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole. Its upper stage deployed the research satellites minutes after reaching orbit. The satellites for Iri…

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