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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #160 on: 08/15/2018 06:56 PM »
Does anyone know if this is GT-225GM? This launch was delayed from February this year.

Yup, that was it.
For posterity, "The missile was pulled from the 341st Missile Wings complex and the test" was performed "by a crew from Malmstrom AFB, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.
https://theelectricgf.com/2018/07/30/malmstrom-missile-to-be-used-in-tuesday-test-launch/

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #161 on: 08/18/2018 03:33 AM »
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                                 2018 August 17 (Friday) 18:00 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 15          05:46-06:26              Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch NASA's ICESat-2 spacecraft. Vehicle will use four
solid rocket motors

SEP 26          Unknown                  Delta IV Heavy      SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 payload for the U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office

SEP 28          Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Argentina's SAOCOM-1A satellite

OCT             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several SSO-A satellites

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for
Canada

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 #162 on: 08/31/2018 10:36 PM »
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                                 2018 August 31 (Friday) 15:14 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

SEP 15          05:46-08:20              Delta II            SLC-2W
Vehicle will use four solid rocket motors and place NASA's ICESat-2
spacecraft in orbit. Computer simulations by Rick Baldridge show the
vehicle will not climb into sunlight and display an illuminated
exhaust plume if liftoff occurs at 05:46 PDT. If launch takes place
at 06:00, the vehicle enters sunlight at T+ 3 min. 55 sec. near the
end of the first stage burn. A 06:26 PDT liftoff has the Delta
entering sunlight at T+ 1 min. 45 sec.

SEP 26          Unknown                  Delta IV Heavy      SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 payload for the U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office

OCT             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

OCT 7           Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Argentina's SAOCOM-1A satellite

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several SSO-A satellites

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for
Canada

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 #163 on: 09/16/2018 09:56 PM »

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                              2018 September 16 (Sunday) 11:27 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

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

OCT 7           Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Argentina's SAOCOM-1A satellite

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several SSO-A satellites

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for Canada

DEC 3           Unknown                  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 #164 on: 10/01/2018 06:55 AM »


 
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                              2018 September 30 (Sunday) 13:45 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

        Note: All launch dates and times are subject to change

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

OCT 6           Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Argentina's SAOCOM-1A satellite

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several satellites as part of the SSO-A mission

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for Canada

DEC 3           Unknown                  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.

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
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #165 on: 10/14/2018 09:35 PM »
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                                2018 October 14 (Sunday) 10:14 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

         All launch dates and times are subject to change.

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

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9             SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

NOV 19          Unknown                  Falcon 9             SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several satellites as part of the SSO-A mission

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9             SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for Canada

DEC 3           Unknown                  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.

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 #166 on: 11/02/2018 02:57 AM »
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                              2018 November 1 (Thursday) 19:34 PDT
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

          All launch dates and times are subject to change.

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

NOV 19           10:32                   Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several satellites as part of the SSO-A mission

NOV 29           Unknown                 Delta IV Heavy      SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 payload for the U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office

DEC 30           08:38                   Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

NET FEB 18       Unknown                 Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for Canada

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 #167 on: 11/07/2018 10:53 PM »
A media outlet reports a Minuteman III was launched last night from Vandenberg AFB. Go to:

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/minuteman_iii_missile_test_launch_from_vandenberg_afb_ends_in_failure1
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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #168 on: 11/08/2018 01:22 AM »
Here's the video. It was GT-228GM.

Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #169 on: 11/08/2018 07:22 AM »
Now they remove from videos not only launch time, but also silo number...

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Re: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Missile Test notices
« Reply #170 on: 11/08/2018 07:27 PM »
This was also a missile pulled from the 341st MW at Malmstrom AFB.
https://theelectricgf.com/2018/11/07/malmstrom-missile-used-in-test-launch/

As for silo number, they have used LF-04, 09, and 10 in recent years.  Can anyone tell from the topography of the press image which silo was used?

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