Posted: Feb 23, 2010 4:15 PM by Bethany Tucker
Updated: Feb 23, 2010 4:15 PM
A powerful, new rocket is about to make its debut to the media at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The Delta IV Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in December of this year. It would be the first launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket in the state, and the most powerful rocket to ever launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket has been launched for three other missions, but were all launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say the Delta IV Heavy rocket was developed as enhancements to the Delta I, II and III family of vehicles. Here on the Central Coast, residents have seen numerous launches of the Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. This new Delta IV Heavy rocket is meant to accommodate larger loads when they're launched.
Stay with KSBY News at 5, 6 and 11 for a special look at the rocket.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties