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  • 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 the next decade.
  • 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 least the next decade.
  • 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 program and collected over 800,000 photographs during roughly 100 missions from 1960-1972.
  • RocketShip delivers Delta IV Heavy boosters at VAFB

    A United Launch Alliance barge, carrying Delta IV Heavy booster cores, second stage and payload faring, docked and delivered the rocket body parts April 5, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Falcon 9 launch and landing successful

    Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch and landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex 4 Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • Atlas V Launch Scheduled

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch the WorldView-4 satellite on an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here Friday, Nov. 11, with a launch window opening at 10:30 a.m. PDT.The rocket, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, has a four meter fairing to safely hold the satellite as it
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