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Vandenberg AFB Launch Schedule

From: Dave Bethke 
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 17:24:58 -0800
Subject: Vandenberg AFB Launch Schedule


> Found on the rec.aviation.misc newsgroup; a bit off topic but you never know
> when one of these will leave one of those weird contrails --

                          Vandenberg AFB Launch Schedule
                         As of Thursday APR 24 11:00 PDT

The following table was compiled from UNCLASSIFIED information
obtained from Vandenberg AFB Public Affairs, the Kennedy Space Center,
and other sources. This schedule can be found on the Rawhide Space
Page at

           http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/rawhide_home_page

             Launch
           Time/Window     Launch
   Date     (PST/PDT)      Vehicle                  Comments

  MAY 03      08:15     Delta II       Payload is three Iridium lowalti-
                                       tude communications satellites

  MAY 07   01:01-07:01  Peacekeeper    ICBM test launch

  MAY 10   23:51-00:09  LMLV           Payload is Lewis satellite

  MAY 21   01:01-07:01  Minuteman III  ICBM test launch

  MAY 27     Unknown    MSLS

  JUN 15     Unknown    Pegasus XL     Payload is SeaStar satellite.Mis-
                                       sile will be launched from aircraft
                                       staged from Vandenberg AFB

  JUN 18   01:01-07:01  Minuteman III  ICBM test launch

   JUL       Unknown    Titan IV       Classified payload

  JUL 10     Unknown    LMLV           Payload is Clark satellite

   AUG       Unknown    MSLS           Payload is JAWSAT satellite

  AUG 01     Unknown    Pegasus XL     Payload is TERRIERS and MUBLCOM
                                       satellites. Missile will be launched
                                       from aircraft staged from Vandenberg
                                       AFB

  OCT 15     Unknown    Pegasus XL     Payload is ORBCOMM and SNOE satellites.
                                       Missile will be launched from aircraft
                                       staged from Vandenberg AFB

  OCT 23     Unknown    Delta II       Payload is Argos, Orsted, and Sunsat
                                       satellites

  DEC 15     Unknown    Pegasus XL     Payload is TRACE satellite. Missile
                                       will be launched from aircraft staged
                                       from Vandenberg AFB

   JAN       Unknown    Titan II       Payload is NOAA-K satellite

Launches are often rescheduled several times. For current launch
status, call the Vandenberg Launch Update Line at 805-734-8232 ext.
61857.

If a launch window is given, an attempt will be made to launch at the
start of the window. If a problem is encountered, the launch could be
delayed and occur at any time in the window, or be rescheduled for
another day.


--
Dave Bethke (bethland @ ix.netcom.com) on the fringe of Houston



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