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Vandenberg satellite launch delayed again

By   /  Monday, October 10th, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg satellite launch delayed again

DigitalGlobe, which owns the WorldView-4 earth imaging satellite sitting atop an Atlas V rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base, said launch of the satellite will now probably take place sometime in late October and early November. Originally scheduled for Sept. 16, the launch was initially delayed at the last minute because of a minor leak Read More →

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Rocket launch delays just a fact of life for space industry

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Rocket launch delays just a fact of life for space industry

SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance both experienced several delays while trying to launch rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base last month, but bear with them. The delays are necessary. Launching rockets is an art that private space companies haven’t quite mastered. The Central Coast found that out last month when a rocket explosion in Read More →

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SpaceX could resume rocket launches by November

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SpaceX could resume rocket launches by November

SpaceX on Sept. 23 updated the status of an investigation into a recent explosion at a Florida launch pad that postponed a launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base indefinitely. The September explosion indefinitely delayed the launch of a rocket originally scheduled to launch from Vandenberg on Sept. 19, but the company said it could resume Read More →

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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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