RE: Vandenberg AFB Missile Launch

From: gacrowell (gacrowell@micron.com)
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 14:41:02 EST

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "TJM obs of 2002 Dec 11 UTC and elements"

    The last one was visible in Boise, ID.
    
    GC
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Brian Webb [mailto:kd6nrp@earthlink.net]
    > Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:22 AM
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Subject: Vandenberg AFB Missile Launch
    > 
    > 
    > Hi All:
    > 
    > Be advised that a modified Minuteman II missile will be launched from
    > Vandenberg AFB on California's central coast several hours from now.
    > 
    > The vehicle is scheduled to leave northwest Vandenberg on 
    > Wednesday morning,
    > December 11 at 00:01 PST (right after midnight), the start of 
    > a four-hour
    > launch window. This translates to DEC 11 08:01 to 12:01 UTC.
    > 
    > Following launch, the vehicle will fly a ballistic trajectory 
    > and send an
    > unarmed warhead and decoys to the central Pacific as part of a missile
    > defense test. Several minutes later, an interceptor launched from the
    > Marshall Islands will attempt to kill the warhead.
    > 
    > The Minuteman launch should be visible at least as far away 
    > as Phoenix,
    > Arizona; Saint George, Utah; and Reno, Nevada. Look for a 
    > bright orange
    > "star" in the direction of Vandenberg. If you have binoculars or an
    > astronomical telescope, you might want to use it to view the 
    > launch (the
    > view could be impressive).
    > 
    > If you see anything tonight, let me know.
    > 
    > Regards,
    > 
    > Brian Webb
    > 
    > 
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    > in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
    > http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    > 
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Dec 10 2002 - 14:54:55 EST