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VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

The schedule below is a composite of unclassified information approved for public release from government, industry, and other sources. It represents the Editor's best effort to produce a schedule, but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are withheld until they are approved for public release. For official information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to http://www.vandenberg.af.mil.

VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE   As of April 29th 2014

Date Launch
Time/Window
PST/PDT
Vehicle Pad/Silo Comments
APR 3 07:46-07:56 Atlas V SLC-3E Vehicle will launch the DMSP F19 military weather satellite. Liftoff will occur an hour after sunrise
APR-JUN To be
announced
GBI --- Missile defense test involving the launch of a target missile from the Central Pacific followed by a Ground Based Interceptor from Vandenberg AFB. FTG-06B
JUL 1 02:56 Delta II SLC-2W Vehicle will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 environmental satellite. 1-second launch window
AUG To be
announced
Atlas V SLC-3E Vehicle will launch the WorldView 3 earth imaging satellite

 

The above schedule is a composite of unclassified information approved for public release from government, industry, and other sources. It represents the Editor's best effort to produce a schedule, but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are withheld until they are approved for public release. For official information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to http://www.vandenberg.af.mil.

All launch dates and times are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour format similar to military time (midnight = 00:00, 1:00 p.m. = 13:00, 11:00 p.m. = 23:00, etc.).

The dates and times in this schedule may not agree with those on other online launch schedules, including the official Vandenberg AFB schedule because different sources were used, the information was interpreted differently, and the schedules were updated at different times. All launch dates and times are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour format similar to military time (midnight = 00:00, 1:00 p.m. = 13:00, 11:00 p.m. = 23:00, etc.).

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