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Atlas V Rocket Launched
updated: Feb 11, 2013, 1:00 PM

Source: Launch Alert

Team Vandenberg launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a NASA payload from Space Launch Complex-3 at 10:02 a.m. here Monday.

Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.

"We completed our mission of supporting a safe and successful launch," said Armagno, "I am so proud of my team on another job well done."

It was the sixth Atlas V launch for Vandenberg.

The 30th Space Wing and NASA hosted a launch viewing party at Providence Landing Park in Lompoc that brought in nearly 1,800 spectators from all over California.

"Our communities have supported our base and our mission for many years," said Larry Hill, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs community relations chief. "It was great to see such an amazing turnout for this launch."

Mobility, the rock band from United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, played for the launch spectators.

There's a satellite launch scheduled today from Vandenberg, in about 15 minutes... at 10 a.m. pacific time. (02/12/13)
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 COMMENT 373281 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 01:03 PM

Proud to have worked on the LDCM program here in Goleta,Ca.


 COMMENT 373283 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 01:05 PM

I too am proud to have worked on the LDCM program in Goleta Calif.


 COMMENT 373298 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 01:36 PM

"Team Vandenberg" and their rock group "mobility" . How corny are these names. An attempt at hiding the nefarious purpose of these satelites ? or is this like "team america"....


 COMMENT 373345P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 03:30 PM

Much more nefarious are the people pulling 298's strings.


 COMMENT 373497 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 08:16 PM

Oh those conspiricy theorists.
Give it a break folks.
The imperical data gleaned from this NASA LANDSAT satellite will be good for all man kind.
Chill out.


 COMMENT 373591 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 07:51 AM

was that the rumble that shook my doors? I stepped outside and could hear it several more times, which seems odd for a rocket launch but it came from the north.


 COMMENT 373600 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:06 AM

star wars project ? .... but yet anyone who suggests satelites have nefarious uses is inaccurate.

its not conspiracy theory, more like conspiracy fact !


 COMMENT 373638 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:23 AM

What?? What about SDI (Star Wars) was "conspiracy" or nefarious?


 RHS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:35 AM

281--Was the use of "imperical" meant as satire? Is so, well done. However, clearly the weapons system tests that we are mentioning are meant to continue the reign of the American Empire. "Emperical" tests are more consistent with any alleged scientific research purpose.


 COMMENT 373702P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 11:36 AM

Anybody who thinks LANDSAT has a military use is achingly ignorant of actual military capabilities.


 RHS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 12:05 PM

So do we trust that this US satellite launch was for peaceful purposes but not the recent North Korean satellite launch? Meanwhile we know that the more recent South Korean satellite launch was good just like ours. Come on, this stuff is beyond the ability of ordinary folks to come to independent judgment about. What is true is that the US has the most advanced space weapons program period. Certainly there are more sophisticated military surveillance programs than we are allowed to use in the Landsat program but we don't know what else this same device provides to military. Realism demands we discount 98% of NASA and USAF press releases.


 COMMENT 373728 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 12:46 PM

Yes, RHS, informed persons infer (not "trust") those facts from ample evidence.


 COMMENT 373773P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 02:58 PM

Realism demands that we reject 99.9999% of fact-free conspiracy fantasies - not even worthy of the word theory.


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