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Missile Test Launch Set For Central Coast

(U.S. Air Force Photo)
A past Minuteman III launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base

If you’re up early Wednesday, you may get the chance to see a show in the skies above the Central and South Coasts. The Air Force is planning to test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The launch window is from 1:13 to 7:13 a.m. Wednesday. The unarmed missiles typically go to a test range about four thousand miles away, in the South Pacific.

It’s one of an ongoing series of test launches by the Air Force intended to test launch crew, and equipment readiness.

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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