Titan IVB Launch, August 17, 2000
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A Titan IVB was launched from Space Launch Complex 4 at 3:45 PM on Thursday, August 17.
Hear the sound of the Titan IVB launch.
Exhaust has nearly engulfed the top of Space Launch Complex 4 East.
The rocket has rolled to align itself with the desired departure heading.
The sun glints off the solid fuel boosters.
The booster climbs away from South Vandenberg.
The solid fuel boosters burn out.
The unidentified National Reconnaissance Office satellite was successfully deployed from the upper stage of the Titan IVB. Aviation Week magazine says it is a Lacrosse radar reconnaissance satellite.
Link to NASA Titan IV/Centaur Launch Vehicle Page of NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.
Link to the Titan IV Fact Sheet of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
Link to the Titan IV Product Page of Lockheed-Martin Astronautics.
Link to the home page of the 30th Space Wing
Call the Vandenberg Air Force Base Launch Hotline at (805) 606-1857 for current launch schedule information.
Link to the NASA rocket launch manifest
For national and international space coverage visit SPACE.com
Brian Webb's Rawhide Space Page provides launch schedule and ham radio information.
Send a message to Brian.
Go to home page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.