A commercial imaging satellite launched Friday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base after being postponed because of a wildfire.
The Canyon Fire in September forced officials to scrap the launch of an Atlas V rocket that was carrying DigitalGlobe’s WorldView–4 imaging satellite.
WorldView-4 is the latest in a series of imaging satellites built by Lockheed Martin, according to the Associated Press. Officials say the satellite will be able to spot the make of a car from nearly 400 miles above Earth.
The company counts Uber and Facebook among the tech industry giants that rely on its high-resolution map data.
It took this long to make another attempt because Vandenberg had to restore and test its infrastructure following the fire, the company said in a release last month.