A structure covering an Air Force antenna at Vandenberg Air Force Base collapsed Wednesday, prompting an investigation, the base reports.
The covering, called a radome, reportedly came down at the Vandenberg Tracking Station. The base says no one was hurt in the collapse.
"The antenna's mission operations were successfully transferred to other Air Force assets after the incident. There is minimal impact to mission requirements," read a statement provided to the media by 30th Space Wing Public Affairs.
The Air Force is investigating what caused the structural failure.
Radome is a term combining the words radar and dome. You may have seen the white, spherical structures from Highway 1 or Lompoc-Casmalia Road. Here are some examples: