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  • SPACEX FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG TUESDAY

    Team Vandenberg is supporting a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch carrying NASA’s first planetary defense test mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) from Space Launch Complex-4 here Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10:20 p.m. Pacific Time.

  • 30th CES Keeps The Current Flowing

    Airman 1st Class Adisuan Tiengngam, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, hangs high above the ground in a bucket truck while conducting maintenance on the South Base M-Line circuit on Nov. 9, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base Calif. Routine maintenance checks and repairs

  • House Armed Services Committee Chairman and Congressman Visit Vandenberg

    Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander and Col. Kris Barcomb, SLD 30 vice commander, brief Rep. Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee chairman and Congressman Salud Carbajal, 24th Congressional District of California representative, on the base infrastructure at Vandenberg Space

  • VANDENBERG CELEBRATES ITS 2000th LAUNCH MONDAY

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA Launch Program Landsat 9 observatory into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit from Space Launch Complex-3 here Monday, Sept. 27, with a launch window opening at 11:11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, between 12:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. from north Vandenberg.

  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, between 11:47 p.m. to Wednesday, Feb. 24 5:47 a.m. from north Vandenberg.

  • SpaceX launches Sentinel-6 satellite from VAFB

    Members at Vandenberg Air Force Base launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least

  • SPACEX TO LAUNCH SENTINEL-6 SATELLITE FROM VANDENBERG AFB

    Team Vandenberg and SpaceX are scheduled to launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at

  • Gen. Brown makes first visit to VAFB as CSAF

    After recently taking over his new position, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., made his first visit to Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 26-28, 2020.

  • Discoverer 14 changed the face of reconnaissance

    Almost 50 years ago, the Discoverer 14 satellite, equipped with a Thor and Agena booster, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and became the world's low-resolution photo surveillance spacecraft. The Discoverer project was under the codename Corona 14 to mask the sensitive nature of the