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The FPS-16 radar sits atop Tranquillon Peak overlooking all of Vandenberg, including Space Launch Complex-6, and the shoreline. Tranquillon Peak's elevation of 2,126 feet is the highest point on Vandenberg AFB. The radar provides data and range safety for missile launches. This radar, along with its data system, will be tracking the upcoming Feb. 7 Minuteman III launch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Tyler)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Ashley Tyler
VIRIN: 070201-F-7498T-018.JPG
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