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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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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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Vandenberg to launch rocket early morning of Feb. 10

By   /  Tuesday, February 9th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg to launch rocket early morning of Feb. 10

Residents near Vandenberg Air Force Base may get an early wakeup call on Feb. 10. A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 carrying a National Reconnaissance Office satellite will blast off from Vandenberg at 3:39 a.m. The United Launch Alliance is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. The launch will happen from Launch Complex Read More →

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