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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #120 on: 09/20/2017 04:17 AM »
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                             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
                    ---------------------   -------
                    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 »
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                            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 »
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                                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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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #123 on: 12/02/2017 01:47 AM »
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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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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #124 on: 12/16/2017 01:22 AM »
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                               2017 December 15 (Friday) 16:20 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

DEC 22          17:26                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
31-40. This launch occurs 30 minutes after Vandenberg AFB sunset. The
rocket's bright flame should be visible over a wide area. The launch
could be impressive beginning at T+ 2 minutes 12 seconds when
simulations show the exhaust plume will be illuminated at high
altitude by the sun.

NET JAN 10      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

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

MAR 21          18:43:38                 Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-56 and the 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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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #125 on: 01/02/2018 04:42 AM »
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                                 2018 January 1 (Monday) 05:35 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

JAN 10          To be announced          Delta IV            SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-47 payload for the U.S.
National Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV will use two solid
rocket motors

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

APR 14          To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

MAY 5           04:10                    Atlas V             SLC-3E
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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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #126 on: 01/17/2018 03:10 AM »
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                               2018 January 16 (Tuesday) 15:18 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

NET FEB 10      06:22                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz satellite. Liftoff occurs 31 minutes
before Vandenberg AFB sunrise and could cause the rocket's exhaust
plume to be illuminated by the sun when the vehicle reaches high
altitude

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

APR 14          To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

MAY 5           04:10                    Atlas V             SLC-3E
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

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 #127 on: 02/02/2018 03:40 AM »
            LAUNCH ALERT

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                              2018 February 1 (Thursday) 13:48 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

FEB 17          Dawn?                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz satellite. Liftoff may occur sunrise
and could cause the exhaust plume to be illuminated by the sun when
the vehicle reaches high altitude

MAR 18          08:19                    Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
41-50. Liftoff occurs well after sunrise, but the rocket's bright
orange flame could be visible for more than 100 miles.

APR 14          To be announced          Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

MAY 5           04:10                    Atlas V             SLC-3E
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

TBD: To be determined

PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

PST: Pacific Standard Time

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #128 on: 02/06/2018 06:14 AM »

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Correction:
The subject line of the previous issue of Launch Alert was incorrect. The next Vandenberg AFB missile launch is Tuesday night-Wednesday morning, not Tuesday morning.

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 Tuesday, Feb. 6, between 11:25 p.m. to 5:25 a.m. PST 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. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority.

"An operational test like this is vital to the readiness of our combat ready missile force," said Hough. "Team V is proud to work with Air Force Global Strike Command and the Airmen of the 576th Flight Test Squadron in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this awesome weapon system, the Minuteman III missile."

The 576th Flight Test Squadron is responsible for installed tracking, telemetry and command destruct systems on the missile, which collect data and ensure safety requirements are met.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #129 on: 02/06/2018 05:29 PM »
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The Minuteman III missile launch scheduled for Tuesday night-Wednesday morning (February 6-7) from Vandenberg AFB has been scrubbed. A new launch date has not been announced.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #130 on: 02/06/2018 11:48 PM »
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The Minuteman III missile launch scheduled for Tuesday night-Wednesday morning (February 6-7) from Vandenberg AFB has been canceled. A new launch date has not been announced.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #131 on: 02/08/2018 06:38 AM »
Uh oh!

This non-event is possible big news? Is it time for us all to duck and cover?
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #132 on: 02/08/2018 10:45 PM »
Uh oh!

This non-event is possible big news? Is it time for us all to duck and cover?
It doesn't just involve the missile but also the silo from where it was pulled from.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #133 on: 03/04/2018 03:26 AM »
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                                 2018 March 3 (Saturday) 18:34 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

MAR?             To be announced         Minuteman III       ---
Vehicle will fly a ballistic trajectory. Delayed from FEB 6-7

MAR 29           10:19:49                Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
41-50. Liftoff occurs during mid-morning, but the rocket's bright
orange flame could be visible for more than 100 miles.

NET APR 28       To be announced         Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

MAY 5            04:05-06:05             Atlas V             SLC-3E
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

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 #134 on: 03/18/2018 07:17 PM »
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                                  2018 March 18 (Sunday) 11:46 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

MAR?             To be announced         Minuteman III       ---
Vehicle will fly a ballistic trajectory. Delayed from FEB 6-7

MAR 29           07:19:49                Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites
41-50. Liftoff occurs after sunrise, but the rocket's bright orange
flame could be visible for more than 100 miles.

NET APR 28       To be announced         Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

MAY 5            04:05-06:05             Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the InSight spacecraft to Mars

SEP 12           05:46-08:20             Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the ICESat-2 spacecraft

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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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #135 on: 04/02/2018 03:14 AM »
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                                   2018 April 1 (Sunday) 09:23 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

MAY 5            04:05-06:05             Atlas V             SLC-3E
Vehicle will send the InSight spacecraft and two communications relay
satellites to Mars

NET MAY 10       14:00                   Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

SEP 12           05:46-08:20             Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the ICESat-2 spacecraft

SEP 26           To be announced         Delta IV            Heavy
SLC-6   Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 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.

NET: No earlier than

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 #136 on: 04/16/2018 03:23 AM »
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                                  2018 April 15 (Sunday) 19:16 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

MAY 5             04:05-06:05             Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the InSight spacecraft and two communications
relay satellites to Mars

NET MAY 19        13:03                   Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 56-65

Mid-2018          TBD                     Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

JUL               TBD                     Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several SSO-A satellites

AUG               TBD                     Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

SEP 12            05:46-08:20             Delta II           SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the ICESat-2 spacecraft

SEP 26            To be announced         Delta IV Heavy     SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 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.

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 #137 on: 04/16/2018 05:35 PM »
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             2018 April 16 (Monday) 05:50 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

MAY 5             04:05-06:05             Atlas V            SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the InSight spacecraft and two communications
relay satellites to Mars

MAY 19            13:03                     Falcon 9         SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

Mid-2018          TBD                       Falcon 9         SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 56-65

JUL               TBD                     Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several SSO-A satellites

AUG               TBD                     Falcon 9           SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75 and the GRACE
Follow-On satellites

SEP 12            05:46-08:20             Delta II           SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch the ICESat-2 spacecraft

SEP 26            To be announced         Delta IV Heavy     SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 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 #138 on: 04/25/2018 05:23 AM »
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8:41 PM (1 hour ago)

The Air Force plans to launch a Minuteman III from Vandenberg AFB tomrrow morning (April 25) between 3:26 a.m. and 9:36 a.m. For more information, go to:

http://www.ksby.com/story/38032233/vandenberg-afb-to-test-launch-unarmed-icbm-early-wednesday

Sorry for the late notice; the above news item as only posted 6 hours ago.
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #139 on: 04/25/2018 07:28 PM »
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9:45 AM

KSBY TV reports this morning's planned Minuteman III missile launch from Vandenberg AFB took place at 5:26 a.m. For more information and launch video, go to:

http://www.ksby.com/story/38032233/vandenberg-afb-launches-unarmed-icbm-early-wednesday

It would be interesting to know if anyone saw the launch or later saw the launch aftermath illuminated by the sun before sunrise.
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