Falcon 9 PAZ launched from Vandenberg

Falcon 9 PAZ launched from Vandenberg

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a PAZ payload from Space Launch Complex-4 here, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:17 a.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a PAZ payload from Space Launch Complex-4 here, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:17 a.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a PAZ payload from Space Launch Complex-4 here, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:17 a.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

Falcon 9

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a PAZ payload from Space Launch Complex-4 here, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:17 a.m. PST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a PAZ payload from Space Launch Complex-4 here, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:17 a.m. PST.

Col. Greg Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the space launch commander.

"This launch was a testament to the hard work of Team Vandenberg, SpaceX and Spain," said Wood. "I am proud of everyone involved that continues to pave the way for our nation's access to space."

For questions about the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, please contact John Taylor, SpaceX communications director at +1 (310) 363-6703.