As of 2013 May 13
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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|MAY 21||To be
|Minuteman III||---||The vehicle will send an unarmed warhead on a ballistic trajectory to an impact area downrange. The launch was scheduled long in advance, but the original mid-April date coincided with heightened tensions in East Asia. The launch was delayed to prevent it from being misconstrued by North Korea. The Defense Department will probably release details about the test a few days in advance.|
|JUN 26||19:27:34||Pegasus XL||Offshore||Payload is NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite. Vehicle will be air dropped from an L-1011 jumbo jet flying offshore. The aircraft will be staged from Vandenberg AFB. The launch window is 5 minutes in duration.|
|JUL 9||09:00-11:00||Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch the Cassiope satellite for the Canadian Space Agency|
|GBI||---||Missile defense system test. A Ground-based Interceptor will be launched from Vandenberg in an attempt to intercept a target launched from Kwajalein in the central Pacific.|
|AUG 28||To be
|SLC-6||Vehicle will launch the classified NROL-65 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office|
2013 MAR 13 - 2013 NOV 3: Pacific Time = UTC -7 hours
2013 NOV 3 - 2014 MAR 9: 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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