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Minuteman III test launch scheduled Wednesday out of Vandenberg AFB

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Posted at 8:35 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 11:35:49-04

Keep your eyes to the sky overnight.

Vandenberg Air Force Base plans to launch an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental ballistic missile in the early morning hours Wednesday.

The launch window is open from 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Air Force Global Strike Command says the launch is a test to determine the weapon system's effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy.

The most recent Minuteman III launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was in the beginning of September.