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VIDEO: Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg AFB

Posted at 6:20 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 11:09:30-05

A Minuteman III missile launched Tuesday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Air Force Global Strike Command tells KSBY the unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile lifted off at 11:01 p.m., which was the start of the six-hour launch window.

A base spokesperson says these test launches provide instrumental data for future projects.

The base says the tests, which occur about four times a year, are not related to any real-world events.