Current next launch
United Launch Alliance has targeted Saturday for the launch of a Delta IV Heavy from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The rocket was first set to launch in December but issues during more than one attempt forced ULA to postpone the launch indefinitely.
The Jan. 19 date was announced Tuesday.
When the rocket takes off it will deliver a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office into orbit.
Saturday’s launch is set for 11:05 a.m. from SLC-6.
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.