Skip to comments.Twice-delayed Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base now planned for Tuesday
Posted on 12/15/2018 7:07:50 AM PST by BenLurkin
The launch of a Delta IV Heavy rocket that had been postponed twice from Vandenberg Air Force Base last week is now slated for Tuesday, Dec. 18.
The launch is scheduled for a window that will open at 5:57 p.m. from VAFBs Space Launch Complex-6. The rocket, provided by United Launch Alliance, will carry a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in a mission dubbed NROL-71.
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SpaceX is scheduled to launch from Florida on the same day.
The key is, get it right. Glad they've waited to work it out. This one costs about the same as four Falcon 9 launches.
The Falcon launch is impressive and return is very impressive. Seen one in the daylight and at night.
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Nice. The launch time should make it viewable from my house since it’s after sunset. I’m a few counties away, but will probably be able to see it as it climbs through higher altitudes. Hopefully it’s not delayed again.
Thanks for posting, Ben.
I’ve seen Vandenberg launches from Reno...
I find this rocket offensive it appears to be giving us the finger
Thanks for the heads up. If the skies are clear, Westerners may have a chance to see it.
You can be sure Ruskie and Chicom hackers have been fervently trying to get into the system there.
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I once saw a launch from Southern Utah! AWESOME!
If it launches at the beginning of the launch window and the sky is clear, it should be awesome viewing. There was a Falcon 9 launch about a year ago about the same time. It was visible in Phoenix.
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