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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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