SoCal Sky Lights!
Last updated on
February 10, 2016
If you want to know about rocket launches from
Vandenberg Air Force Base
they become just pretty contrails in the evening
sky, this is the place to be. before This page is continually being updated.
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...may be an Orbital Sciences Minotaur-C, all-solid-rocket booster, carrying Earth observation
satellites into orbit for Skybox/Google/Alphabet, some time in mid-2016.
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Upcoming Launches Want to learn what rocket launches are impending?
Geminids Meteor Shower
Brave the crisp mid-December early mornings, to view cast-off debris of a burned-out comet!
Iridium Flares A nifty communications satellite shows off its flash. Great for winning bar bets!
International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Information on viewing the International Space Station, and the Space Shuttle (when it is in orbit).
Delta Launch Info about Delta II missions.
On October 2, 1999, a test of a prospective National Missile Defense interceptor provided much of the U.S. West Coast with some spectacular views of a Minuteman II launch. Check here for photos, films, and viewing reports.
Vandenberg AFB Some background information on our closest launch facility...
Tour of Vandenberg AFB A report of my June, 1998 tour (with photos)
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