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 →
Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 30th Space Wing conducted a successful test Jan. 28 of an unarmed ground based interceptor missile. It launched at 1:57 p.m. from the northern part of the base to destroy a mock enemy warhead launched from the Marshall Islands over the Pacific Ocean just west of Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Read More →
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Hello, Lompoc. We’ll confess that in our 15 years, the Business Times has badly under-reported business and tourism news coming out of the Lompoc Valley. As a second city to larger Santa Maria, Lompoc has stuggled a bit over the years to find its identity. And more recently, it was badly hurt by the real Read More →
A mysterious unmanned space craft touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning after spending 674 days in orbit.
Speculation about a pilotless space plane landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base reminds us of the symbiotic relationship between the Central Coast economy and its military bases.