SoCal Sky Lights!
Last updated on
September 23, 2017
If you want to know about rocket launches from
Vandenberg Air Force Base
they become just pretty contrails in the evening
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The next batch of 10 Iridium Next communication satellites will depart from Vandenberg AFB aboard
a SpaceX Falcon 9, around 30 minutes before sunrise on October 4.
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Upcoming Launches Want to learn what rocket launches are impending?
Draconid Meteor Shower
Earth's flight through the dust of comet Giacobini-Zinner welcomes Autumn with some star-fall...
Iridium Flares A nifty communications satellite shows off its flash. Great for winning bar bets!
International Space Station Information on viewing the International Space Station.
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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