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  • Vandenberg unveils new launch training simulator

    March 24, 2012 3:04 AM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is showcasing a new tool to give airmen hands-on training before they even step foot on the launch pad. It's called Bogart Bay and was built by members of the 4th Space Launch Squadron at Vandenberg to mirror the inside of a space launch complex. ... more »
  • Minuteman III missile launch fails minutes after launch

    July 27, 2011 9:33 PM

    A missile test at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning ends in failure. Air Force officials say they had to destroy the unarmed Minuteman 3 missile just minutes after launch because of safety concerns. The missile blasted off from the base on time at 3:01 a.m. It was supposed... more »
  • Vandenberg delays launch of Aquarius satellite

    June 9, 2011 12:22 AM

    Vandenberg's latest launch has been delayed until Friday. The Aquarius satellite was set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base tomorrow morning at 7:20. It has been delayed until Friday concerns about steering the rocket through high winds in the upper atmosphere. The satellite will be NASA's first attempt to... more »
  • $424 million satellite mission deemed a failure

    March 4, 2011 7:45 PM

    A NASA satellite is now driving in the South Pacific Ocean after a morning launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base goes wrong. The Taurus XL rocket blasted off okay from Vandenberg AFB Friday morning, but the satellite it was supposed to put into orbit never made it there. ... more »
  • NASA 'devastated' by failed satellite launch from Vandenberg

    March 4, 2011 6:58 PM

    NASA has begun the process of creating a Mishap Investigation Board to figure out what went wrong with Friday morning's launch of an environmental satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Crews who had worked on the Glory satellite mission say they're upset the mission was a failure. "The launch... more »
  • Vandenberg missile launch fails

    December 15, 2010 9:54 PM

    The interceptor missile that blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base today failed to hit its target. The missile launched just a few minutes after noon. It was supposed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched from the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. The multi-million dollar test... more »
  • Minotaur launch from Vandenberg AFB delayed

    April 21, 2010 11:46 AM

    The launch of a new rocket from Vandenberg Air Force base has been rescheduled for a second time. The Minotaur IV spacelift booster launch has been delayed once again due to poor weather conditions. It's now scheduled to launch Thursday, anytime between noon and 6:00p.m. The rocket will... more »
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base delays scheduled launch

    April 20, 2010 2:33 AM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has delayed the launch of a Minotaur IV rocket, due to forecasted weather. The rocket was set to lift off Tuesday, but it's now been rescheduled for Wednesday, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. The rocket will release a new gliding air vehicle known... more »
  • Vandenberg missile launch set for Sunday

    January 29, 2010 9:10 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base will conduct a missile launch Sunday afternoon to test its ground-based interceptor system. The launch will happen between 2 and 5:30 p.m. A target missile will be launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The long-range missile from Vandenberg will attempt to intercept... more »
  • Cal Poly faculty launch special underwater vehicle

    November 10, 2009 6:35 AM

    Cal Poly faculty members are on the cutting edge of oceanic research. The Cal Poly Center for Coastal Marine Sciences is set to launch a special underwater vehicle Tuesday, called the Remus 600. Cal Poly is the first U.S. academic institution to receive the vehicle. Faculty says the... more »

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