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Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

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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.


    JUN 7
    19:21-19:34
    Delta II
    Payload is the Italian COSMO 1

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    Re: Rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB - Thurs June 7

    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
    19:21-19:34
    Delta II
    Payload is the Italian COSMO 1
    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.
      -Osky

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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!
          "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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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.
                      "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
                      -Art Linkletter July 17, 2005-


                      When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.

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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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