As of 2017 December 9
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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|DEC 22||17:26||Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 31-40. This night launch should be visible over a wide area and could be impressive beginning at T+ 2 minutes 12 seconds when simulations show the exhaust plume will be illuminated at high altitude by the sun.|
|NET JAN 10||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|
|NET JAN 30||To be
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz satellite|
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 41-50|
|MAR 21||18:43:38||Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-56 and the GRACE Follow-On satellites|
|MAY 5||04:10||Atlas V||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch the InSight spacecraft to Mars|
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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