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Second Missile Test Launch From Santa Barbara County In A Week

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Second Lt. William Collette)
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An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile is test launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning

For the second time in a week, an intercontinental ballistic missile has been successfully test launched from the Central Coast.

An unarmed Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:02 Wednesday morning.  The missile flew to a test range in the Western Pacific. 

A similar launch took place last Wednesday.  While they are considered a routine test of personnel and equipment, the tests have received more attention than in the past because of simmering tension with North Korea over its missile development program.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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