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Offline Joffan

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Vandenberg - Launch Viewing
« Reply #20 on: 10/16/2017 04:15 PM »
My first night launch. :)
Trying to work out what we are looking at there - modern cameras have amazing dynamic range...
« Last Edit: 10/16/2017 04:16 PM by Joffan »
When I say "Jump!", you say "To which orbital inclination?"

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Vandenberg - Launch Viewing
« Reply #21 on: 10/16/2017 04:43 PM »
I took that long exposure shot while I was waiting around for the launch.   It's just to show the location.  Sorry for any confusion.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Vandenberg - Launch Viewing
« Reply #22 on: 12/21/2017 07:10 PM »
            LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
                  launch-alert-editor@earthlink.net
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                             2017 December 21 (Thursday) 09:58 PST

  FRIDAY LAUNCH VISIBILITY

Friday evening's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB
appears to be on schedule. The vehicle is slated to lift off from
south base at 17:27:23 PST and carry several Iridium NEXT commercial
communications satellites into orbit.

Following liftoff, the vehicle will climb vertically for several
before it begins a gradual turn and heads south.

The rocket's bright flame should be visible over a wide area. However,
since this launch occurs 30 minutes after Vandenberg AFB sunset, it
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.
Tony De La Rosa

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