As of 2017 April 22
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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|APR 26||00:01-06:01||Minuteman III||---||ICBM test launch|
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 11-20|
|JUN 13||To be
|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|
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Taiwan's Formosat 5 satellite and the Sherpa dispenser carrying several small payloads|
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 21-30|
|Minotaur C||SLC-576E||Vehicle will launch six SkySat earth observation satellites|
|SEP 23||To be
|Delta II||SLC-2W||Vehicle will launch the JPSS-1 weather satellite. The Delta II will use nine solid rocket motors|
|OCT 18||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|
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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