Next Rocket Launch, Jan 19th 11:05am -VAFB

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Next Rocket Launch, Jan 19th 11:05am -VAFB


By Pinballlew

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    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.

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    #2 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

    #4 1 year ago

    From my front lawn.

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    #5 1 year ago

    Nice art! It was awesome from my backyard

    #6 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

    #9 1 year ago

    T-30 minutes bump

    #10 1 year ago

    T-4 minutes

    #11 1 year ago

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

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    #12 1 year ago

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

    #13 1 year 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 1 year ago

    No, but this might.

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    #15 1 year ago

    I had one of those growing up

    #16 1 year ago

    Fun, weren't they?

    1 week later
    #17 12 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Postponed

    #21 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

    #24 11 months ago

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

    #25 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Following, love launches.

    #27 11 months ago

    Ok I’ll keep it updated then

    #28 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

    #32 11 months ago

    Following. Is it 7:17 am cst.

    #33 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Thanks, I saw 2 different times listed online.

    #36 11 months ago

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

    #37 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Www.spacex.com

    #39 11 months ago

    Delayed to tomorrow due to high altitude winds

    #40 11 months ago

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

    #41 11 months ago

    That's the way it goes. Tomorrow.

    #42 11 months ago

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

    #43 11 months ago

    Darn Mother Nature!! Was all set.

    #44 11 months ago

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

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    #45 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Scrubbed again.

    #47 11 months ago
    Quoted from TimO:

    Scrubbed again.

    No it’s still a go

    #48 11 months ago

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

    #49 11 months 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 11 months ago

    I was wondering what the rumbling was outside!

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