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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #120 on: 09/20/2017 04:17 AM »
 LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
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                        www.spacearchive.info

                             2017 September 19 (Tuesday) 19:46 PDT
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                     THURSDAY VANDENBERG LAUNCH

An Atlas V rocket carrying a classified payload is scheduled for
launch from south Vandenberg AFB this Thursday evening at 22:38 PDT.

Following lift-off, the rocket will climb vertically for several
seconds before it begins a gradual turn and heads over the ocean. If
the launch is successful, the Atlas will place the NROL-42 payload
into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Weather permitting, the launch could be visible as far away as San
Francisco, Mammoth, and San Diego, Calif.

People in very quiet locations in coastal Santa Barbara and Ventura
Counties and the western Santa Monica mountains may hear a distant,
muffled rumble or perhaps a sonic boom from the launch some time
between T+4 and T+12 minutes.

Members of the public desiring a close-up view of the launch will
probably congregate west of Lompoc in the vicinity of highway 246
(west Ocean Avenue) and Union Sugar Road. However, since this area is
near the coast, there is a possibility that the liftoff will be hidden
by low clouds or fog.

Regardless of where you plan to go to view the launch, allow yourself
enough time to get there well before liftoff. After you arrive, be
aware of your surroundings and possible hazards such as traffic.

For launch status and countdown information, go to:

      spaceflightnow.com

      www.ula.com

For information on viewing Vandenberg rocket and missile launches, go
to:

      www.spacearchive.info/vafbview.htm

During a launch earlier this year, Pete Heins, N6ZE, discovered the
countdown feed was delayed by approximately 75 seconds. Rather than
relying on a feed for launch cueing, use a GPS receiver or another
source to obtain the exact time. You can also set your watch to the
exact time from the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(www.nist.gov).

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All times in this newsletter are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour
format based on military time. Under this system, regular time is
expressed as follows:
                                            24-hour
                        Regular Time        Format
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                    12:00 a.m. (midnight)    00:00
                    6:00  a.m.               06:00
                    12:00 p.m. (noon)        12:00
                    6:00  p.m.               18:00

No distinction is made between Pacific Standard Time and Pacific
Daylight Time.

For assistance in converting military time to regular time, go to:

    www.spacearchive.info/military.htm

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #121 on: 10/01/2017 04:29 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
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                        www.spacearchive.info

                            2017 September 30 (Saturday) 14:31 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

                     Launch
                   Time/Window
  Date              (PST/PDT)               Vehicle          Pad/Silo
--------        -----------------        -------------       --------

OCT 9           05:37                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
21-30. This launch occurs well before sunrise and could be visible
over a wide area due to the brilliant flame produced by the rocket's
first stage.

OCT 17          14:37                    Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites

NOV 10          01:48:05                 Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite. The Delta II will
use nine solid rocket motors. This early morning launch could be
visually impressive in Santa Barbara County and visible for hundreds
of miles

Late NOV        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
31-40

DEC 13          To be announced          Delta IV            SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-47 payload for the U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV will use two solid rocket motors

JAN             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
41-50

The above schedule is a composite of unclassified information
approved for public release from government, industry, and other
sources. It represents the Editor's best effort to produce a schedule,
but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are
withheld until they are approved for public release. For official
information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to
http://www.vandenberg.af.mil.

All launch dates and times are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour
format similar to military time (midnight = 00:00, 1:00 p.m. = 13:00,
11:00 p.m. = 23:00, etc.).

The dates and times in this schedule may not agree with those on other
online launch schedules, including the official Vandenberg AFB
schedule because different sources were used, the information was
interpreted differently, and the schedules were updated at different
times.

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

SLC: Space Launch Complex

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #122 on: 10/17/2017 03:19 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
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                        www.spacearchive.info

                                2017 October 16 (Monday) 19:49 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

                     Launch
                   Time/Window
  Date              (PST/PDT)               Vehicle          Pad/Silo
--------        -----------------        -------------       --------

Late OCT        14:37                    Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites and
several secondary payloads

NOV 10          01:47:03-01:48:05        Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite. The Delta II will
use nine solid rocket motors. This early morning launch could be
visually impressive in Santa Barbara County and visible for hundreds
of miles

Late NOV        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
31-40

DEC 13          To be announced          Delta IV            SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-47 payload for the U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV will use two solid rocket motors

JAN             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
41-50

The above schedule is a composite of unclassified information
approved for public release from government, industry, and other
sources. It represents the Editor's best effort to produce a schedule,
but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are
withheld until they are approved for public release. For official
information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to
http://www.vandenberg.af.mil.

All launch dates and times are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour
format similar to military time (midnight = 00:00, 1:00 p.m. = 13:00,
11:00 p.m. = 23:00, etc.).

The dates and times in this schedule may not agree with those on other
online launch schedules, including the official Vandenberg AFB
schedule because different sources were used, the information was
interpreted differently, and the schedules were updated at different
times.

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

SLC: Space Launch Complex

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newsletter may be used without identifying Launch Alert as the
source and providing a functioning hyperlink or text that point to
http://www.spacearchive.info/newsletter.htm.
Tony De La Rosa

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #123 on: 12/02/2017 01:47 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT

                                                               Brian Webb
                                          launch-alert-editor@earthlink.net
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2017 December 1 (Friday) 16:41 PST
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                                        VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

                                   Launch
                                Time/Window
  Date                       (PST/PDT)                         Vehicle
Pad/Silo
---------              -----------------------
-------------                   ----------

DEC 13             To be announced                  Delta IV
SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-47 payload for the U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV will use two solid rocket motors

DEC 22              17:26                                      Falcon 9
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 31-40

NET JAN 30      To be announced                 Falcon 9
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz satellite

JAN-MAR         To be announced                 Falcon 9
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 41-50

NET MAR         To be announced                 Falcon 9
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch GRACE Follow-On satellites

MAY 5               04:10                                     Atlas V
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch the InSight spacecraft to Mars

The above schedule is a composite of unclassified information approved for
public
release from government, industry, and other sources. It represents the
Editor's
best effort to produce a schedule, but may disagree with other sources.
Details on
military launches are withheld until they are approved for public release.
For
official information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to
http://www.vandenberg.af.mil
.

All launch dates and times are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour format
similar
to military time (midnight = 00:00, 1:00 p.m. = 13:00, 11:00 p.m. = 23:00,
etc.).

The dates and times in this schedule may not agree with those on other
online
launch schedules, including the official Vandenberg AFB schedule because
different
sources were used, the information was interpreted differently, and the
schedules
were updated at different times.

NET: No earlier than

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

SLC: Space Launch Complex

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Launch Alert does not intentionally publish sensitive, potentially
sensitive, or inside
information. All information comes from open sources or is approved for
public
release.

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newsletter may
be used without identifying Launch Alert as the source and providing a
functioning
hyperlink or text that point to http://www.spacearchive.info/newsletter.htm
.
Tony De La Rosa

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