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Minuteman III set to launch from Vandenberg AFB

Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg AFB
Posted at 9:06 AM, Sep 01, 2020

A Minuteman III is set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base overnight.

The test launch of the unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday between 12:02 a.m. and 6:02 a.m. from the northern part of the base.

"The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to verify the safety, security, effectiveness and readiness of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command," as mentioned in a press release.

The test comes nearly a month after the last unarmed Minuteman III launched from the base.