As of 2017 September 17
A Taurus rocket carrying Taiwan's ROCSAT-2 satellite lifts-off from Space Launch Complex 576E at Vandenberg AFB. To access launch photos, videos, and audio reports, visit the Vandenberg Rocket and Missile Launch Multimedia library. Image courtesy U.S. Air Force.
This schedule lists rocket and missile launches from Vandenberg AFB for the next several months. It is a composite of unclassified information approved for public release from government, industry, and other sources. This schedule is essentially accurate at the time of publication, but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are withheld until they are approved for public release. For detailed information about this schedule, refer to the Notes section below.
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|SEP 21||22:38||Atlas V||SLC-3E||Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-42 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The Atlas V will use four solid rocket motors. The early portion of this late evening launch could be impressive and visible over a wide area due to the brilliant flame produced by the motors. Launch delayed from SEP 14 due to Hurricane Irma's arrival in Florida.|
|OCT 4||06:06||Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 21-30. This launch occurs well before sunrise and could be visible over a wide area due to the brilliant flame produced by the rocket's first stage.|
|OCT 17||14:37||Minotaur C||SLC-576E||Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites|
|NOV 10||01:48||Delta II||SLC-2W||Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite. The Delta II will use nine solid rocket motors. This early morning launch could be visually impressive in Santa Barbara County and visible for hundreds of miles|
|Late NOV||To be
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 31-40|
|DEC 13||To be
|Delta IV||SLC-6||Vehicle will launch the NROL-47 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV will use two solid rocket motors|
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 41-50|
2017 MAR 12 - 2017 NOV 5: Pacific Time = UTC -7 hours
2017 NOV 5 - 2018 MAR 11: Pacific Time = UTC -8 hours
|NET||No earlier than|
|PDT||Pacific Daylight Time|
|PST||Pacific Standard Time|
|TBD||To be determined|
|UTC||Coordinated Universal Time|
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