As of 2015 January 29
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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|JAN 31||06:20-06:23||Delta II||SLC-2W||Vehicle will launch the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The Delta will also carry the following small satellites: GRIFEX (JPL/University of Michigan), EXOCUBE (California Polytechnic State University), and FIREBIRD-II (Montana State University and University of New Hampshire). Launch delayed from NOV 5 to allow for additional testing and evaluation. The liquid propellant first stage will use three solid rocket motors. Launch window opens 42 minutes before sunrise at Vandenberg, which could cause a weak Twilight Effect as the vehicle's exhaust is illuminated at high altitude by the Sun's rays|
|MAR 31||To be
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch the Jason 3 satellite|
|APR 15||To be
|Delta IV||SLC-6||Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-45 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The liquid propellant first stage will use two strap-on solid rocket motors.|
2014 MAR 9 - 2014 NOV 2: Pacific Time = UTC -7 hours
2014 NOV 2 - 2015 MAR 8: Pacific Time = UTC -8 hours
|NET||No earlier than|
|PDT||Pacific Daylight Time|
|PST||Pacific Standard Time|
|UTC||Coordinated Universal Time|
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