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Next Rocket Launch, FEB 5th VAFB


By Pinballlew

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Current schedule:

    A test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled to take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base next week.

    The launch window is between 12:08 a.m. and 6:08 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5.

    First past launch original thread message:

    Supposed to be visibly impressive. You can also watch it online at space.com with broadcasting starting at 5:05

    From Vadenbergs website:

    Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 31-40. This launch occurs 30 minutes after Vandenberg AFB sunset. The rocket's bright flame should be visible over a wide area. The launch 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.

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    #2 2 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up. We can usually see the VAFB launch exhaust plumes from my front porch. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

    #3 2 years ago

    Space.com live broadcast is cool that’s on right now also

    #4 2 years ago

    From my front lawn.

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    #5 2 years ago

    Nice art! It was awesome from my backyard

    #6 2 years ago

    I grew up in Lompoc and we’d always run outside when the rumble started and watch them until they were out of sight and then run back in. This brings back some fond childhood memories. Awesome shots you got there.

    #7 2 years ago

    I walked outside of my son’s house in Gilbert Arizona tonight, and we saw it. I was amazed as it looked so close. At first we thought UFO, but we saw on the internet what it was. Very cool to see it.

    3 weeks later
    #8 2 years ago

    Another rocket launch happening today at VAFB currently scheduled for 2:11pst. You can also watch online at UCLA launch.com.

    #9 2 years ago

    T-30 minutes bump

    #10 2 years ago

    T-4 minutes

    #11 2 years ago

    Not to impressive like the last one, next launch scheduled for Jan 30th

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    #12 2 years ago

    "If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would pay"

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    "If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would pay"

    I take it this wouldn’t do?

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    #14 2 years ago

    No, but this might.

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    #15 2 years ago

    I had one of those growing up

    #16 2 years ago

    Fun, weren't they?

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    #17 2 years ago

    FEB 10 06:22 Falcon 9 SLC-4E Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz satellite. Liftoff occurs 31 minutes before Vandenberg AFB sunrise and could cause the exhaust plume to be illuminated by the sun when the vehicle reaches high altitude

    1 week later
    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    FEB 10 06:22 Falcon 9 SLC-4E Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz satellite. Liftoff occurs 31 minutes before Vandenberg AFB sunrise and could cause the exhaust plume to be illuminated by the sun when the vehicle reaches high altitude

    This date has been scrubbed and moved to Feb 17th with time not determined as of yet.

    #19 2 years ago

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is scheduled for an overnight launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base this week.
    The launch window opens at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and closes at 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday.
    Air Force officials say the purpose of the launch is to test the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the ICBM weapon system.

    #20 2 years ago

    Postponed

    #21 2 years ago

    Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz earth observation satellite. Backup launch date is FEB 18. Liftoff occurs 29 minutes before Vandenberg AFB sunrise. This could cause the exhaust plume to be illuminated by the sun when the vehicle reaches high altitude

    Saturday feb 17th morning at 6:17a.m.

    #22 2 years ago

    Is anyone reading this or care?

    Delayed till Sunday at 6:17

    The first SpaceX launch of the year from Vandenberg is now scheduled to liftoff Sunday at 6:16 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-4.

    #23 2 years ago

    Delayed yet again...doesn’t seem like anyone’s reading this though.

    #24 2 years ago

    I’m hanging on your every word. You just saved me from an early wake up call tomorrow.

    #25 2 years ago

    I'm reading but for some reason I can't see it from my house in Minnesota. I wonder why. Your lucky that you can see them, the night time ones are way cool and they drive those "we have never been to space" wackos bonkers.

    #26 2 years ago

    Following, love launches.

    #27 2 years ago

    Ok I’ll keep it updated then

    #28 2 years ago

    FEB 21 06:17 Falcon 9
    Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz earth observation satellite and two secondary payloads. Liftoff occurs 24 minutes before Vandenberg AFB sunrise. This means the exhaust plume will probably be illuminated by the sun when the vehicle reaches high altitude. Delayed from FEB 18

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    I'm reading but for some reason I can't see it from my house in Minnesota. I wonder why. Your lucky that you can see them, the night time ones are way cool and they drive those "we have never been to space" wackos bonkers.

    Some are broadcast on the web live like this next one from SpaceX.

    #30 2 years ago

    We were visiting in Florida a few months ago and drove out to Cape Canaveral to watch one of the space X launch, it was delayed one day and they were supposed to lainch so we make the hour drive stop to get something to eat, i figured i would check to see if it was still a go and they ended up canceling again. We ended up eating dinner took the wife shopping then drove back. Never saw a big rocket launch in person and was bummed i missed it.

    #31 2 years ago

    Yeah since I been following these launches I have come to expect a lot of delays.

    #32 2 years ago

    Following. Is it 7:17 am cst.

    #33 2 years ago

    If it’s not overcast, I can see the VAFB launches from my front door, but because of the hills, they quickly disappear over the horizon. The best view around here is from a parking lot above the cliffs just south of Avila Beach.

    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Following. Is it 7:17 am cst.

    It is 6:17am pst so I believe that is 8:17am cst
    If your in cst though you will have to view the livestream.
    The following is the possible viewing area.

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    #35 2 years ago

    Thanks, I saw 2 different times listed online.

    #36 2 years ago

    Well, I'm up anyways..I'll look for it. Last 2 I managed to catch. Always Fun.

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    It is 6:17am pst so I believe that is 8:17am cst
    If your in cst though you will have to view the livestream.
    The following is the possible viewing area.

    You got a link where I can watch it, I'm on central time.

    #38 2 years ago

    Www.spacex.com

    #39 2 years ago

    Delayed to tomorrow due to high altitude winds

    #40 2 years ago

    Just saw..Bummer, try again tomorrow, same time.

    #42 2 years ago

    Yeah...if nothing else it made me a early riser this morning as I woke up completely lol

    #43 2 years ago

    Darn Mother Nature!! Was all set.

    #44 2 years ago

    I was the only fool on the hill gazing toward Vandenberg this morning.

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    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from TimO:

    I was the only fool on the hill gazing toward Vandenberg this morning.

    and you get to do it tomorrow too. Stay warm.

    #46 2 years ago

    Scrubbed again.

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from TimO:

    Scrubbed again.

    No it’s still a go

    #48 2 years ago

    Wow looked pretty cool...I’ll have pictures to post later...www.spacex.com is still live

    #49 2 years ago

    That was beautiful to watch. Currently cruising at 16000 km/h. Make that 19000. Make that 20000.... 22000 27000

    second engine cutoff 27663

    #50 2 years ago

    I was wondering what the rumbling was outside!

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