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Minuteman III set to launch from Vandenberg AFB overnight

Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 06, 2018

Another launch is set to take place from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The base says an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is set to lift off between 11:01 p.m. Tuesday and 5:01 a.m. Wednesday.

“Operational test launches of the Minuteman III provide valuable data to planners and holistically test the system, procedures and Airmen from the initial mission planning to the final weapons employment phases,” Base officials said in a press release. “These tests are not related to any real world events.”

The base says there are usually about four tests each year involving Minuteman IIIs, with the last test being at the end of July.