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UPDATE: Missile test postponed at Vandenberg Air Force Base

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UPDATE: Vandenberg Air Force Base announced Tuesday morning the overnight launch has been postponed. 


An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is scheduled for an overnight launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base this week.

The launch window opens at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and closes at 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday.

Air Force officials say the purpose of the launch is to test the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the ICBM weapon system.

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