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Vandenberg Launch Alert!!! Falcon 9

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Benny ⭐
Sun Jun 02 2019, 09:34PM Email Thread Print View


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As soon as they have the time dialed in I'll pass it along....

LAUNCH ALERT

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2019 June 2 (Sunday) 20:15 PDT
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VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

All launch dates and times are subject to change.

Launch
Time/Window
Date (PST/PDT) Vehicle Pad/Silo
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JUN 11 Unknown Falcon 9 SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for Canada

The above schedule is a composite of unclassified information approved for public release from government, industry, and other sources. It represents the Editor's best effort to produce a schedule, but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are withheld until they are approved for public release. For official information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to [Click Here].


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FALCON 9 LAUNCH CONFIRMED, SONIC BOOM POSSIBLE 30th Space Wing Public Affairs / Published June 08, 2019

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex-4 on Wednesday, Jun. 12, with the launch window opening at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.

Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Wing vice commander, will be the space launch commander.

"Team V continues its dedication to assured access to space for the nation," said Reeves. "Partnership is vital to mission success, and we are proud to share the load of this mission with SpaceX."

SpaceX is attempting the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W.

Local residents may see the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to Vandenberg AFB, including multiple engine burns associated with the landing. During the landing attempt, residents from Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties may hear one or more sonic booms. A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves from an aircraft or vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound. Sonic booms generate a sound similar to an explosion or a clap of thunder. The sonic boom experienced will depend on weather conditions and other factors.

The public can view this launch from the Hawk's Nest on Azalea Lane off of Hwy 1 just over a mile south of Vandenberg AFB's main gate, which will open at 6 a.m. and close after the conclusion of the landing of the first stage.

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This may only be visible near the coast... sun will already be well up so it will be harder to see.

Might be able to make out the faint smoke plume.

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WATCH LIVE: RADARSAT CONSTELLATION MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, June 12 for launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The primary launch window opens at 7:17 a.m. PDT, or 14:17 UTC, and closes at 7:30 a.m. PDT, or 14:30 UTC. The satellites will begin deployment approximately 54 minutes after launch. A backup launch window opens on Thursday, June 13 at 7:17 a.m. PDT, or 14:17 UTC, and closes at 7:30 a.m. PDT, or 14:30 UTC.

Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission previously supported Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission in March 2019. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to land on SpaceX’s Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

SpaceX's live launch coverage will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff. To watch SpaceX's live launch webcast or to learn more about the mission, visit spacex.com/webcast.

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holeinbow
Jun 25 : 08:50pm
carter, when the lake is full you can take a tin boat (or kayak) all the way to the bridge. i miss taking a boat over, having monday tacos at the moose lodge, and going home on the south shore by boat with no trouble at all from the authorities. just needs ten more feet of mother nature's water...


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Van
Jun 25 : 02:52pm
FYI the lake never goes up in the summer the monsoons just stop/slow it from getting lower

BootsNBridles
Jun 25 : 02:49pm
Late July/August will help the lake level go back up. Afternoon monsoons.

Polar Orbit
Jun 25 : 12:31pm
Fireworks are sometime between 8:45 and 9:15 PM. Yes, they are on the 4th...
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Carter
Jun 25 : 12:18pm
*lake level going down again

Carter
Jun 25 : 12:17pm
Lake level going up again.. must mean that grout creek is dry now. Earlier throw year the water was 2 feet deep in grout creek

bernermom
Jun 25 : 11:16am
BNB...I hope they are just enjoying him...but this morning he really worried me....the little bugger!

bernermom
Jun 25 : 11:15am
PO ...what time do they do the fireworks at BB.....and is it on Thursday the 4th?

Polar Orbit
Jun 25 : 11:00am
Maybe they can zoom the camera way back so we can watch the fireworks online.

Polar Orbit
Jun 25 : 10:57am
It' might be fun to watch Simba when the fireworks go off on the 4th.

BootsNBridles
Jun 25 : 10:16am
Mom and dad were both feeding him yesterday too. I thought that was strange since he's been feeding himself for awhile. Maybe they know he's about to fledge and they are holding on to their little boy?

bernermom
Jun 25 : 09:54am
Now he is up and acting normal. Thank you Critter Ranch. I guess he is not an early bird! Likes to sleep in.

Critter Ranch
Jun 25 : 09:45am
*bernermom, Simba is fine and will be learning to fly in the next week or two? Check the live nest-cam [Click Here]



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