The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation, which included three Earth observation satellites, for the Canadian Space Agency launched at 7:17 a.m.
WATCH: 'Phenomenal sight': SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base
SpaceX successfully recovered the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket by landing it back at Vandenberg.
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on Landing Zone 4 – SpaceX’s second land landing on the West Coast! pic.twitter.com/kjNAhcUcJj— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 12, 2019
Depending on weather and other conditions, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obsipo counties residents were advised the returning rocket could cause one of more sonic booms as it travels faster than the speed of sound.
Recovering rockets has become a hallmark for SpaceX, which reuses the rockets in an effort to lower the costs of launches.
Previous launches at Vandenberg have created impressive light shows over the Southland, particularly those done in evening hours. Although Wednesday's launch will occur after daybreak, it will still likely be visible for people across the region.
Deployment of the three satellites is scheduled to be complete just over an hour after liftoff.
The Radarsat satellites bounce signals off the Earth's surface to create images even during adverse weather conditions.
The images are used for a wide range of purposes, including monitoring sea ice, disaster management and agricultural and forestry management.
The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this story.