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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #20 on: 02/24/2016 06:14 PM »
The 30th Space Wing have posted another launch notice on their facebook page;
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MINUTEMAN III LAUNCH SCHEDULED
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled between 11:00 p.m. PST Thursday, Feb. 25 and 5:00 a.m. PST Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, from north Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.
Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority.
"The launch process requires tremendous teamwork and involves months of preparation," said Moss. "The data gained from these launches allows us to maintain a high readiness capability and ensures operational effectiveness of the most powerful weapons in the nation's arsenal."
The launch team, under the direction of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, includes crew members and maintainers from the 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota.
The 576th FLTS is responsible for installed tracking, telemetry and command destruct systems on the missile, which collect data and ensure safety requirements are met.
For information call Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs at (318) 456-1305 or after hours at (318) 532-1215.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #21 on: 02/26/2016 12:58 PM »
Vandenberg Air Force Base Minute Man III Launch GT 218

Published on Feb 26, 2016
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was
launched during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. PST here Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #22 on: 02/26/2016 06:36 PM »
The following is a news release from Air Force Global Strike Command:

MINOT TESTS MINUTEMAN III MISSILE WITH LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle Feb. 25 at 11:01 p.m. Pacific Standard Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The ICBM's reentry vehicle, which contained a telemetry package used for operational testing, traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.

“These ICBM professionals always make this look so simple, when it's anything but easy! This culminates months of effort that began in the missile fields of North Dakota where they removed this hardware from its alert mission, cataloged every piece and part, and shipped it to California for this event,” Col. Craig Ramsey, 576th Flight Test Squadron commander, said. “This never happens without the tireless efforts of personnel from the 91st Missile Wing and the 576th Flight Test Squadron.”

Minot AFB is one of three missile bases with crew members standing alert 24 hours a day, year-round, overseeing the nation’s ICBM alert forces.

“The opportunity for a Task Force to execute multiple launches in a week doesn’t happen very often, and this has provided a tremendous amount of experience for our team,” said Lt. Col. Brandon Schraeder, 91 MW Task Force Commander. “ Ultimately, these launches are the nation’s most visible demonstration of the ICBM capability.”

The ICBM community, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and U.S. Strategic Command uses data collected from test launches for continuing force development evaluation. The ICBM test launch program demonstrates the operational credibility of the Minuteman III and ensures the United States’ ability to maintain a strong, credible nuclear deterrent as a key element of U.S. national security and the security of U.S. allies and partners.

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The following is a news release from Vandenberg AFB:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, www.vandenberg.af.mil

MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - An unarmed Minuteman III
intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test
at 11:01 p.m. PST here Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision
authority.

"This is the second ICBM launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the past 5
days and while it may seem routine, a tremendous amount of effort is
required to safely assess the current performance and validate the security
of the Nation's fielded ICBM force," said Moss. "Our teams are made of
dedicated Airmen who make a difference for the Air Force and the nation and
I am proud to be a part of this team."

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The following is an additional news release from Vandenberg AFB:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, www.vandenberg.af.mil

MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG - VIDEO

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - An unarmed Minuteman III
intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test
at 11:01 p.m. PST here Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

To view the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs media video launch highlights
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #23 on: 04/17/2016 08:59 PM »
By the way, Minuteman 3 launch on February 21 was the 100th launch from LF-09 silo.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #24 on: 04/18/2016 12:36 AM »
                           LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                                  2016 April 15 (Friday) 15:53 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

JUN            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosasat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying 87 small payloads 

JUL            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

SEP 15          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WoldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe 

OCT            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

OCT-DEC        To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

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.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #25 on: 06/19/2016 02:44 AM »
  LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                    Ventura County, California
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                                2016 June 18 (Saturday) 18:20 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 12          To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

SEP 15          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WoldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe 

OCT            To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

OCT-DEC        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-76 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

DEC            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

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.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #26 on: 07/02/2016 09:16 PM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                                  2016 July 2 (Saturday) 12:32 PDT
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                            RUNNING LATE

This issue and the previous issue of Launch Alert were published late
due to my being on back-to-back business trips (two weeks in Milpitas,
California followed immediately by two weeks in Bedford, New
Hampshire).

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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 12          To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next low-altitude commercial
communications satellites 

SEP 15          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WoldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe 

OCT            To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

OCT-DEC        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

DEC            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next low-altitude commercial
communications satellites 

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.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #27 on: 07/18/2016 03:14 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
                              Brian Webb
                    Ventura County, California
                  launch-alert-editor@earthlink.net
                        www.spacearchive.info
             
                                  2016 July 17 (Sunday) 18:18 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 11          22:33                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next low-altitude commercial
communications satellites 

SEP 15          11:30-11:44              Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WoldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe 

OCT            To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

OCT-DEC        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

DEC            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next low-altitude commercial
communications satellites 

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.

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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
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #28 on: 08/03/2016 07:48 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
                              Brian Webb
                    Ventura County, California
                  launch-alert-editor@earthlink.net
                        www.spacearchive.info
             
                                2016 August 2 (Tuesday) 19:42 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 15          11:30-11:44              Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WorldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe 

SEP 19          21:49                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites. This evening launch could be impressive 

OCT            To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

OCT-DEC        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

DEC            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

JAN 20          01:47                    Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite 

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.

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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
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #29 on: 08/15/2016 02:52 AM »
                           LAUNCH ALERT
                 
                              Brian Webb
                    Ventura County, California
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                                2016 August 14 (Sunday) 17:36 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 15          11:30-11:44              Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WorldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe 

SEP 19          21:49                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites. This evening launch could be visually impressive 

OCT            To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

Late OCT        To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

DEC            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

MAR            Early morning?          Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite 

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.
 

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #30 on: 09/01/2016 10:56 PM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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A Minuteman III strategic missile is scheduled for launch early on Sunday morning, September 4, from Vandenberg AFB. The launch window extends from 00:01 to 06:01 PDT.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #31 on: 09/03/2016 03:39 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
Brian Webb
Ventura County, California
launch-alert-editor@earthlink.net
www.spacearchive.info
             
2016 September 2 (Friday) 18:46 PDT
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            VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 4            00:01-06:01            Minuteman III        LF-04
ICBM test launch. The vehicle will probably fly west to an impact area
in the central or western Pacific. This launch could be visible for
hundreds of miles. GT-219GM. 

SEP 15          11:30-11:44            Atlas V              SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WorldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe. The Atlas V will also carry seven technology
demonstation satellites (cubesats) as secondary payloads. 

SEP 19          21:49                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites. This evening launch could be visually impressive 

Late OCT        To be announced        Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1            To be announced        Atlas V              SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

DEC              To be announced        Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

Early 2017      To be announced        Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

MAR 16          01:47                  Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite 

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.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #32 on: 09/03/2016 09:55 PM »
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A Minuteman III strategic missile is scheduled for launch early on Sunday morning, September 4, from Vandenberg AFB. The launch window extends from 00:01 to 06:01 PDT.
Delayed to the fifth with the same window; https://www.facebook.com/30thSpaceWing/posts/10155276782034897

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« Reply #33 on: 09/04/2016 10:05 PM »
MINUTEMAN LAUNCH DELAYED
30th Space Wing Public Affairs / Published September 03, 2016

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
The launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile has been delayed due to the forecasted hurricane weather over the Hawaiian Islands.

The missile was set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Sunday, Sept. 4, with a launch window of 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. PDT. The launch has been rescheduled with a time frame of Monday, Sept. 5, between 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #34 on: 09/05/2016 03:48 PM »
MALMSTROM TESTS MINUTEMAN III MISSILE WITH LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG
By Carla Pampe, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs / Published September 05, 2016

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle Sept. 5 at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The ICBM's reentry vehicle, which contained a telemetry package used for operational testing, traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.

“I can’t say enough great things about the partners I share this mission set with,” Col. Craig Ramsey, 576th Flight Test Squadron commander, said. “The men and women from the 341st Missile Wing Task Force, the Airmen from my squadron, and our host unit here at Vandenberg made this look easy, but it was anything but that. To put all of this together for an on-time launch following an enormous reconfiguration of range assets that took six months to complete...it’s simply a testament to the dedication and professionalism of these proud organizations. I’m proud to play a small part in it.”
Malmstrom AFB is one of three missile bases with crew members standing alert 24 hours a day, year-round, overseeing the nation’s ICBM alert forces.

“I’m extremely proud of the 21 maintainers and operators from the 341st Missile Wing Task Force who worked flawlessly alongside the professionals from the 576 FLTS to make this mission a success,” Lt. Col. Ron Clough, Task Force commander, said. “An effort on this scale, and the enormous insights it gives to force readiness, continue to showcase the Minuteman III as the world's premier deterrence and assurance capability.”
The ICBM community, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and U.S. Strategic Command uses data collected from test launches for continuing force development evaluation. The ICBM test launch program demonstrates the operational credibility of the Minuteman III and ensures the United States’ ability to maintain a strong, credible nuclear deterrent as a key element of U.S. national security and the security of U.S. allies and partners.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #36 on: 09/08/2016 05:22 AM »
and now the video....

Vandenberg Air Force Base Minuteman III Launch GT 219

 
30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB

Published on Sep 7, 2016
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was
launched during an operational test on Monday, Sep. 5, 2016 from Vandenberg AFB, CA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aivUx4ndNIQ?t=001

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #37 on: 09/16/2016 05:21 AM »
  LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                            2016 September 15 (Thursday) 20:58 PDT
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                            FRIDAY LAUNCH

Tomorrow morning's planned launch of an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg
AFB appears to be on schedule. The vehicle is slated to lift off from
south base during a 11:30-11:44 PDT launch window.

For launch and countdown status, go to:

      spaceflightnow.com/2016/09/15/av062_journal/

      www.ulalaunch.com

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

      www.spacearchive.info/vafbview.htm

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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 16          11:30-11:44              Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WorldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe. The Atlas V will also carry seven technology
demonstation satellites (cubesats) as secondary payloads. 

TBD            Evening?                Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites. This evening launch could be visually impressive. Delayed
from SEP 19

TBD            To be announced        Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads. Delayed from late OCT

DEC 1          To be announced        Atlas V              SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

TBD            To be announced        Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites. Delayed from DEC

Early 2017      To be announced        Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

MAR 16          02:47                  Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite 

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.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #38 on: 10/02/2016 04:11 AM »
  LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                              2016 October 1 (Saturday) 14:52 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

NET OCT        Late morning?            Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WorldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe. The Atlas V will also carry seven technology
demonstation satellites (cubesats) as secondary payloads. 

TBD            Evening?                Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

TBD            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

TBD            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

Early 2017      To be announced          Minotaur C          SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

MAR 16          02:47                    Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite 

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.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #39 on: 10/15/2016 06:59 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
                              Brian Webb
                    Ventura County, California
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                                2016 October 14 (Friday) 20:50 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

Late OCT-Early NOV    Late morning?        Atlas V          SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the WorldView 4 earth observation satellite for
DigitalGlobe. The Atlas V will also carry seven technology
demonstation satellites (cubesats) as secondary payloads. 

TBD                  Evening?            Falcon 9        SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites

TBD                  To be announced      Falcon 9        SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

DEC 1                To be announced      Atlas V          SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

TBD                  To be announced      Falcon 9        SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch 10 Iridium Next commercial communications
satellites 

Early 2017            To be announced      Minotaur C      SLC-576E
Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites 

MAR 16                02:47                Delta II        SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite 

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.

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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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                    ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Hwy  Highway

PDT  Pacific Daylight Time

PST  Pacific Standard Time

s.e. Southeast

SLC  Space Launch Complex

TBD  To be determined

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