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Minotaur-C Scheduled to Launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --


Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch the Skybox imaging satellite aboard the Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket from Space Launch Complex 576-E here, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 2:37 p.m. PDT.

Col. Greg Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, is the space launch commander.

"Our unique geographic location makes Vandenberg an ideal place to launch commercial imaging satellites," said Wood. "We are excited to partner with Orbital ATK to make this mission a reality."

For questions about the booster please contact Trina Patterson, Orbital ATK senior manager of communications, at (480) 814-6504.

For questions about the Skybox imaging satellite contact Trevor Hammond, Planet communications director, at (916) 607-0685.

Due to the remoteness of the launch site, the Hawk's Nest on Hwy 1 south of Vandenberg Air Force Base's main gate will not be open.