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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #40 on: 11/03/2016 02:23 AM »
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                            2016 November 2 (Wednesday) 18:52 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

NOV 11          10:30-10:46              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 

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 

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

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.

TBD: To be determined

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 #41 on: 12/02/2016 05:32 AM »
  LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                              2016 December 1 (Thursday) 20:46 PDT
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

DEC 16        12:36                Falcon 9
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
1-10 

JAN 26        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 Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

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

TBD            To be announced        Falcon 9
SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20 

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

JUN 13        To be announced        Atlas V        SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

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.

TBD: To be determined

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 #42 on: 12/17/2016 03:19 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT

                                    Brian Webb
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                                       2016 December 16 (Friday) 19:19 PST
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                       VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

Early JAN?        12:36?                   Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
1-10

JAN 26            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 Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads

TBD               To be announced          Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20

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

JUN 13            To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office

TBD               TBD                      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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

SLC: Space Launch Complex

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sensitive, or inside information. All information comes from open
sources or is approved for public release.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #43 on: 01/01/2017 03:34 AM »
  LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                            2016 December 31 (Saturday) 19:43 PST
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

Early JAN?        12:36?                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
1-10 

JAN 26            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 Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa
dispenser carrying several small payloads 

TBD              To be announced        Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20 

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

JUN 13            To be announced        Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

TBD              TBD                    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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

SLC: Space Launch Complex

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sensitive, or inside information. All information comes from open
sources or is approved for public release.


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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #44 on: 01/17/2017 02:10 AM »
LAUNCH ALERT
                 
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                    www.spacearchive.info
             
                                2017 January 16 (Monday) 15:33 PST
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                  VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

TBD            To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office. Launch delayed from JAN 26 due to
problems with the Atlas V second stage

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

TBD            To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20 

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

JUN 13          To be announced          Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office 

SEP 23          To be announced          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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

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
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #45 on: 02/02/2017 11:32 PM »
 LAUNCH ALERT

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                              2017 February 2 (Thursday) 15:08 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

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

APR             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20

TBD             To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office. Launch delayed due to problems with
the Atlas V second stage.

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

JUN 13          To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office

SEP 23          To be announced          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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

SLC: Space Launch Complex

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                       FALCON LAUNCH FOLLOW UP

Last month, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying several Iridium
Next communications satellites from Vandenberg AFB.

Veteran launch watcher Rick Baldridge posted an interesting video of
the launch online. To see it, go to:

 

Meanwhile, Craig N. provided the following observation of the launch:

"I viewed the launch on a beach outside the Rudder Room in Channel
Islands/Oxnard.  You can have a cold one while watching. I too saw the
orange flames from Goleta Point up until first stage burnout."

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #47 on: 02/07/2017 03:06 AM »
Minuteman 3 launch postponed by 24 hours due to "labor dispute". (?)
https://www.noozhawk.com/article/minuteman_iii_missile_test_set_for_vandenberg_afb_this_week

Only 13 people are on strike, but it is enough to upset the schedule.  They work for RGNext, which is a joint Raytheon/General Dynamics venture.
http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/minuteman-iii-test-launch-from-vafb-delayed-to-employee-strike/article_cf587625-e077-5735-a83f-f39e1b3ac3fb.html
http://www.keyt.com/news/vafb-labor-dispute-delays-minuteman-iii-test/315615712

New plan is for launch between 11:39 p.m. (PT) Wednesday (02/08/17) and 5:39 a.m. (PT) (02/09/17) Thursday.

Seems more pre-launch publicity about this launch than usual.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 02/07/2017 09:45 PM by edkyle99 »

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #48 on: 02/09/2017 08:03 PM »
The following is a news release from Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Office of Public Affairs, Barksdale AFB, LA:

Provided by : Launch Alert

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 test reentry vehicles Feb. 8 at 11:39 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The ICBM's reentry vehicles, which contained telemetry packages 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.

“The men and women from the 91st Missile Wing Task Force, the Airmen from my squadron, and our host unit here at Vandenberg worked tirelessly to pull this launch off—it was awesome to see everyone’s hard work pay off!” said Col. Craig Ramsey, 576th Flight Test Squadron commander. “These Airmen make me proud every day, and efforts like these make nuclear deterrence effective.”

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.

“I am exceedingly proud of the maintainers and operators from the 91st Missile Wing, including those that supported this mission from the onset. This Task Force worked flawlessly alongside the absolute professionals from the 576 FLTS to make this mission a success,” Maj. Neil Copenhaver, GT221 Task Force commander, said. “Promoting the deterrence, assurance and strike capability of the Minuteman III, along with the insight it provides to force readiness, could not be done without the dedication, professionalism and teamwork of the men and women throughout the 91st Missile Wing.”

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 capability 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 #49 on: 02/09/2017 08:15 PM »
Minuteman III ICBM Test Launch From California

MiliSource

Published on Feb 9, 2017
GT-221GM Minuteman III Launch – Airmen from Minot and Vandenberg Air Force bases conducted an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III missile. Today’s test launch used an intercontinental ballistic missile pulled randomly from a silo on Minot, which was then transported and reassembled at Vandenberg, and launched by crew members from 91st Missile Wing. The ICBM was equipped with a test reentry vehicle, and traveled approximately four thousand two hundred miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. ICBM test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K72BnMHJcYk?t=001

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #50 on: 02/10/2017 03:43 AM »
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #51 on: 02/10/2017 09:06 AM »
Minuteman III ICBM Test Launch From California

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Published on Feb 9, 2017
GT-221GM Minuteman III Launch – Airmen from Minot and Vandenberg Air Force bases conducted an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III missile.

The previous launch was GT-219GM on 5 September 2016, which makes GT-220GM still to launch.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #52 on: 02/17/2017 12:50 AM »
 LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
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                             2017 February 16 (Thursday) 17:10 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

MAR 1           To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-79 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office. Launch delayed due to problems with
the Atlas V second stage.

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

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

JUN             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20

JUN 13          To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office

AUG             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
21-30

SEP 23          To be announced          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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

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 #53 on: 02/25/2017 01:07 AM »
Launch Alert
4:42 PM


The following is a news release from Vandenberg AFB. Questions or comments regarding this release should be directed to the originating organization.

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

ATLAS LAUNCH SCHEDULED

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-3 on Wednesday, March 1, with a launch window opening at 9:49 a.m. PST.

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

"We are postured for another successful Atlas launch," said Moss. "These missions are critical, and our team is excited to be a part of something that will have a global impact."

The 4th Space Launch Squadron is in charge of mission assurance and safety for this launch operation.

"These launches require constant communication with a widespread team, especially with the unique challenges we faced during this mission," said Lt. Col. Eric Zarybnisky, 4th Space Launch Squadron commander and Air Force Launch Director for this mission. "With the wildfires and recent rains, the Air Force team worked closely with the United Launch Alliance to ensure a successful and safe launch."
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #54 on: 02/28/2017 08:14 PM »

                             LAUNCH ALERT

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                              2017 February 28 (Tuesday) 12:34 PST
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                           WEDNESDAY 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
Space Launch Complex 3-East on south base at 9:50 a.m., the start of
an unannounced launch window.

The latest weather forecast calls for a 90% probability of acceptable
weather at launch time.

Following liftoff, the rocket will rise vertically for several seconds
before gradually pitching over to nearly horizontal flight. The
direction of flight has not been announced, but based on past Atlas V
launches, it will probably be towards the southeast to southwest.

The rocket will exhibit an orange flame during the first few minutes
of flight and briefly produce a thick white contrail as it passes
through altitudes of approximately 33,000 to 38,000 feet.

If the launch goes as planned, the Atlas will place a classified
payload into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

If the sky is clear, the first stage flame could be visible as far
away as Carpinteria and San Luis Obispo. The contrail may be visible
as far away as Thousand Oaks and King City.

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 four and 12 minutes after liftoff.

For launch and countdown status, go to:

      spaceflightnow.com

      www.ulalaunch.com

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

      www.spacearchive.info/vafbview.htm

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Because of my schedule and other factors, I will not be able to answer
questions about tomorrow's launch or launch viewing.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #55 on: 03/16/2017 04:14 PM »
 LAUNCH ALERT

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                               2017 March 15 (Wednesday) 19:55 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

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

JUN             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20

JUN 13          To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office

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

AUG             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
21-30

SEP 23          To be announced          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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

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 #56 on: 04/01/2017 11:54 PM »
                             LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
                     Ventura County, California
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                        www.spacearchive.info

                    2017 April 1 (Saturday) 16:12 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 Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20

JUN 13          To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office

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

AUG             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
21-30

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

SEP 23          To be announced          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.

NET: No earlier than

TBD: To be determined

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 #57 on: 04/16/2017 07:14 PM »
LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
                     Ventura County, California
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                                  2017 April 16 (Sunday) 10:48 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 Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
11-20

JUN 13          To be announced          Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office. The Atlas V will use four solid rocket
motors

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

AUG             To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
21-30

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

SEP 23          To be announced          Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite. The Delta II will use
nine solid rocket motors

OCT 18          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

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

TBD: To be determined

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.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #58 on: 04/21/2017 11:15 PM »
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MINUTEMAN III SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, April. 26, between 12:01 p.m. to 6:01 a.m. 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. John Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority.
"Team V is once again ready to work with Air Force Global Strike Command to successfully launch another Minuteman III missile," said Moss. "These Minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities. We are proud of our long history in partnering with the men and women of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to execute these missions for the nation."
The 576th Flight Test Squadron will be responsible for installed tracking, telemetry, and command destruct systems on the missile.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #59 on: 04/22/2017 10:48 AM »
FDE GT220GM, which was planned in October 2016, or GT222GM?

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