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SLC-3E Vandenberg
« on: 02/02/2008 04:34 am »

was  on the news last night.  Quite interesting.

http://www.kcoy.com/mediacenter/[email protected]&navCatId=13

Also...on a somewhat related note, there was a story about this in the local paper, and it said that due to modifications at SLC-6, Atlas will be the only EELV show in town until 2010.  Just wondering what mods they're doing to it.  Possibly modifying to accomodate the Heavy????

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RE: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2008 06:01 am »
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was  on the news last night.  Quite interesting.

http://www.kcoy.com/mediacenter/[email protected]&navCatId=13

Also...on a somewhat related note, there was a story about this in the local paper, and it said that due to modifications at SLC-6, Atlas will be the only EELV show in town until 2010.  Just wondering what mods they're doing to it.  Possibly modifying to accomodate the Heavy????


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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #2 on: 02/02/2008 11:14 am »
What about NRO L-25 in August? Or are they closing SLC-6 after that?

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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #3 on: 02/02/2008 12:54 pm »
They aren't closing SLC-6.

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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #4 on: 02/02/2008 04:04 pm »
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They aren't closing SLC-6.

TitanFan made it sound as if they were closing it for 2 years to convert to DIV-H. How do they plan to convert without closing the complex?

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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #5 on: 02/02/2008 04:40 pm »
no launches doesn't mean a complex is  "closed"

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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #6 on: 02/02/2008 08:06 pm »
Another good clip from the Vandenberg site: https://afpims.afnews.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-080201-054.wmv

One question though, the airman commented that ULA intends to fly to Atlas V until 2010. Anyone have any insight on this? Seems like a pretty short lifespan considering that AV001 flew in just 2002.
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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #7 on: 02/02/2008 08:29 pm »
Not sure the airman knows what he's talking about.  He also said something about Atlas V being "the largest and strongest launch vehicle in the US inventory".  Strongest is debatable, but there's no question Delta IV is larger.
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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #8 on: 02/02/2008 08:29 pm »
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One question though, the airman commented that ULA intends to fly to Atlas V until 2010. Anyone have any insight on this? Seems like a pretty short lifespan considering that AV001 flew in just 2002.

Almost certainally a mistake. There are at least two launches (Juno and LDCM) scheduled for 2011.

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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #9 on: 02/02/2008 08:41 pm »
Many errors in the clip
1.  Atlas is not the US's largest rocket
2 The "until 2010" is a gross error.  there are missions scheduled much later
3.  "Vandenberg will be the first facility on the west coast..."   that is stating the obvious.  Plus it is the only place on the west coast


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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #10 on: 02/03/2008 12:45 am »
After I posted this, I was looking at the launch manifest on another website and I noticed L-25 listed for August and I thought that was kind of odd myself.
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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #11 on: 02/05/2008 04:46 pm »
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3.  "Vandenberg will be the first facility on the west coast..."   that is stating the obvious.  Plus it is the only place on the west coast


Actually, Kodiak is also on the west coast...

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Re: SLC-3E Vandenberg
« Reply #12 on: 03/01/2008 12:28 pm »
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Jim - 2/2/2008  4:41 PM

3.  "Vandenberg will be the first facility on the west coast..."   that is stating the obvious.  Plus it is the only place on the west coast


Actually, Kodiak is also on the west coast...

Some photos from Kodiak etc.

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