Re: Visibility of Minuteman Launch Wednesday.

From: Jim Scotti (
Date: Mon Sep 13 2004 - 23:55:40 EDT

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    I was just about to send a note mentioning Brian Webb's excellent webpage
    that I frequent to keep posted on Vandenberg launches when, of course, he
    posted himself.   His main website is at:
    It contains links to some excellent resources and would be worth a look
    anyway.  His site has helped many of us view rockets launching out of
    Vandenberg, even from as far away as Tucson Arizona and Kitt Peak in Arizona
    from where I've seen a few.
    On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Rich Lane wrote:
    > I understanding a Minuteman III missile will be launched Wednesday, 15 Sep
    > from Vandenberg AFB CA to Kwajalein Missile Range in the Pacific in a launch
    > window of 0001-0701 PDT 
    > Is there any possibility any part of this flight will be visible from
    > Hawaii?  The source also indicated the 4200 mile flight will take about 30
    > minutes.
    > Thanks,
    > Rich
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    > R
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    Jim Scotti
    Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85721 USA           
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