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Minuteman III test launch scheduled for Tuesday at Vandenberg AFB

Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg AFB
Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 00:07:15-04

An unarmed Minuteman III is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday.

The test launch window opens at 12:21 a.m. and lasts through 6:21 a.m.

“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 in a press release.

The unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile is set to lift off from north base.