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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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SpaceX launch at Vandenberg AFB delayed

By   /  Thursday, September 8th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SpaceX launch at Vandenberg AFB delayed

A SpaceX launch slated for 9:49 p.m. Sept. 19 at Vandenberg Air Force Base will not go ahead as scheduled. In response to a Business Times inquiry on Sept. 8, a SpaceX spokesman said in an email “There’s no SpaceX launch scheduled for Sept. 19,” but did not elaborate further. On Sept. 1, a SpaceX Read More →

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Defense Department spending plunges in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  middle, Technology  /  Comments Off on Defense Department spending plunges in Tri-Counties

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Winery investments heat up throughout Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Winery investments heat up throughout Central Coast

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Vandenberg officials tour Cal Poly’s miniature satellite program

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg officials tour Cal Poly’s miniature satellite program

Vandenberg Air Force Base officials met with staff and students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s PolySat program April 1. The program makes miniature satellites for research missions that are then launched in excess payload spaces of larger satellites. Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering Professor Jordi Puig-Suari created the program in 1999 and gave a tour Read More →

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Minuteman 3 missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Minuteman 3 missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

The U.S. Air Force conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile test from Vandenberg Air Force Base in a week Feb. 25. An unarmed Minuteman 3 launched at 11:01 p.m. from Vandenberg on Feb. 25 only five days after the U.S. launched another Minuteman 3. The missile traveled about 4,200 miles and hit a target near Read More →