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    Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    For those interested in this sort of thing, there's a Delta 2 rocket launch from Vandenburg on Thursday June 7. If it's clear outside and ya wanna see it, go outside at 7:20pm and face west. As you can see below the launch window is from 7:21-7:34. If you've never seen a launch it's pretty darn cool.


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    Delta II
    Payload is the Italian COSMO 1 radar Earth observation satellite. The booster will use the Delta-7420-10C configuration and insert the payload into a 619-kilometer circular orbit with an inclination of 97.867

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut View Post
    For those interested in this sort of thing, there's a Delta 2 rocket launch from Vandenburg on Thursday June 7. If it's clear outside and ya wanna see it, go outside at 7:20pm and face west. As you can see below the launch window is from 7:21-7:34. If you've never seen a launch it's pretty darn cool.


    JUN 7
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    Delta II
    Payload is the Italian COSMO 1 radar Earth observation satellite. The booster will use the Delta-7420-10C configuration and insert the payload into a 619-kilometer circular orbit with an inclination of 97.867
    I grew up 5 miles away from VAFB. The rocket launches were always a reason to throw a party.

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    Something tells me that if I go out at that time and face West, I will no see anything.
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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    OK Ok if you live in the Southern California region, then go out and look.

    Although I've known people in Phoenix that have seen the contrails from there before.

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    I bet my kids will think its pretty cool. I try and remember. Thanks Matt!
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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    Thanks for the reminder! Rocket launches are one of the most amazing things to watch. My father is an executive for Boeing Satellite Systems, so I have seen many live launches.

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    Very cool, hopefully it won't be cloudy tomorrow night.

    We'll definately have the camera ready as you can see them pretty good from the VC.


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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    For those of us on the other side of the country, there's also a space shuttle launch schedlued for Friday.




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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    Just want to report that today is an absolutley beautiful day! I am sure the night will be just as warm and clear.

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    So. Did it launch? We watched from 7:20 to 7:35 and didn't see anything.

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    So far... nothing. Awww. It's spectacular when it happens.
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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    I didn't see anything either, and the VAB site does not say whether it was scrubbed or not.

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    Last year about this time, there were some crazy contrails in the evening, above you could see from Tomorrowland. I believe it was the same thing, last year.
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