As of 2018 February 21
A Taurus rocket carrying Taiwan's ROCSAT-2 satellite lifts-off from Space Launch Complex 576E at Vandenberg AFB. To access launch photos, videos, and audio reports, visit the Vandenberg Rocket and Missile Launch Multimedia library. Image courtesy U.S. Air Force.
This schedule lists rocket and missile launches from Vandenberg AFB for the next several months. It is a composite of unclassified information approved for public release from government, industry, and other sources. This schedule is essentially accurate at the time of publication, but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are withheld until they are approved for public release. For detailed information about this schedule, refer to the Notes section below.
To receive this launch schedule and launch updates by e-mail, click here.
|FEB 22||06:17||Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Spain's Paz earth observation satellite and two secondary payloads. Liftoff occurs about 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 21|
|Minuteman III||---||Vehicle will fly a ballistic trajectory. Delayed from FEB 6-7|
|MAR 20||08:08||Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium Next commercial communications satellites 41-50. Liftoff occurs well after sunrise, but the rocket's bright orange flame could be visible for more than 100 miles.|
|APR 14||To be
|Falcon 9||SLC-4E||Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 51-55 and the GRACE Follow-On satellites|
|MAY 5||04:10||Atlas V||SLC-3E||Vehicle will launch the InSight spacecraft to Mars|
2017 NOV 5 - 2018 MAR 11: Pacific Time = UTC -8 hours
2018 MAR 11 - 2018 NOV 4: Pacific Time = UTC -7 hours
|NET||No earlier than|
|PDT||Pacific Daylight Time|
|PST||Pacific Standard Time|
|TBD||To be determined|
|UTC||Coordinated Universal Time|
Home | Site Map | Search | About | Contact
Copyright © 2001-2018, Brian Webb. All rights reserved.