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Fires delay satellite launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

By   /  Thursday, September 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Fires delay satellite launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Liftoff of a long delayed earth imaging satellite has been pushed back further by two wildfires burning on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Originally scheduled for Sept. 16, the launch of the WorldView4 earth imaging satellite was first pushed back at the last minute until Sept. 18 because of a minor leak in one of the Read More →

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Vandenberg rocket launch delayed again

By   /  Monday, September 19th, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg rocket launch delayed again

An earth observation satellite sitting atop an Atlas V rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base has had its launch delayed again, this time because of a nearby wildfire. The WorldView 4 earth observation satellite was scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Launch Complex 3 at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, but the launch was scrubbed because Read More →

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Vandenberg rocket launch delayed until Sept. 18

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg rocket launch delayed until Sept. 18

Updated at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 16: An Atlas V rocket scheduled to launch an earth imaging satellite into orbit at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 from Vandenberg Air Force base was delayed because of a minor leak in one of the ground propellant tanks. The United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Space Systems Read More →

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Rocket carrying satellite to launch Sept. 16 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

By   /  Tuesday, September 13th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Rocket carrying satellite to launch Sept. 16 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

An Atlas V rocket once destined for Mars will instead carry an observation satellite into orbit when it blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 16. The United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space and Security, will launch the WorldView-4 observation satellite into orbit on Read More →

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Region’s defense firms brace for $113M in cuts

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2012  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Region’s defense firms brace for $113M in cuts

If a $55 billion cut to the U.S. defense budget takes effect on Jan. 2 as planned, small and mid-sized military contractors in the Tri-Counties stand to be hit the hardest by a $113 million reduction in the $1.2 billion that currently goes to defense spending in the region. The military cuts are part of Read More →

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Space group took $16M in public funds

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2011  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Space group took $16M in public funds

The recently dissolved California Space Authority used millions of dollars in federal earmarks and grants.

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Boeing buys SLO software firm

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Boeing buys SLO software firm

Boeing announced Nov. 16 that it has signed an agreement to buy San Luis Obispo-based CDM Technologies, a software engineering company.

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