Satellite launch delayed by Canyon Fire set for Veterans Day

Nov 7, 2016

A rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base that was delayed back in September because of a wildfire is now scheduled to be launched this Friday, Veterans Day.

The Atlas V rocket will carry the WorldView-4 imaging and data satellite into orbit.

"Team V is thrilled to be launching again following the devastating wildfires we experienced in September," said Col. Chris Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, who will be the launch decision authority. "We are excited to launch the Atlas V WorldView-4 mission from Vandenberg's Western Range and are looking forward to a safe and successful mission."

The World View is so advanced it can discern the make of a car from its orbit in space. You can view this launch from the Hawk's Nest on Hwy 1 just a half mile south of Vandenberg Air Force Base's main gate.

It's scheduled for 10:30 a.m.