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  • 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.
  • Vandenberg Space Force Base Prepares to Celebrate its Historical 2000th Launch

    Vandenberg Space Force Base will celebrate its 2000th launch when NASA Launch Services Program sends a Landsat-9 Earth observation satellite, mated to an Atlas V 401 rocket into orbit on Sept. 27, 2021. “The 2000th launch gives us the opportunity to celebrate the thousands of people from Team Vandenberg, past and present, who share a proud heritage beginning with the first launch in 1958 through this 2000th launch. Space—and launch—is hard. Our record of success is a testament to longstanding mission excellence,” said Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander.
  • History within the Mural

    The city of Lompoc is gaining a new mural located at the intersection of West Ocean Blvd. and North I Street to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Landsat. “I didn’t expect to get this,” said Thompson. "I had never done something like this before. I’ve done huge murals and huge projects, but something like this, this is my first time for something this big.”
  • From space traffic monitoring to human space flight rescue, Vandenberg units provide integral support to NASA missions

    Since 1958, the Department of Defense has provided human space flight support to NASA. This legacy of partnership and support continues today, and has grown to include a wide joint and international military presence. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and its subunit the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) provide a variety of support to NASA missions, while also exemplifying how partnering with other military services and allies can benefit all.
  • 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.
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