Vandenberg Air Force Base officials confirm a Minuteman III Intercontinental ballistic missile launched from the base early Wednesday morning.
Base officials say the missile was launched just after 2:40 a.m. The launch window opened at 1:16 a.m.
Air Force Global Strike Command says the launch is a test to determine the weapon system’s effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy.
These test launches typically take place about once a quarter and are scheduled years in advance.
The most recent Minuteman III launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was in February.