If you wake up tomorrow night thinking you hear something, it’s probably just an ICBM being launched from Vandenburg….
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) configured with three joint test assemblies, is scheduled to launch from North Vandenberg Wednesday, August 13 as an operational test to determine the weapon systems reliability and accuracy. The six-hour launch window is from 1:01 a.m. to 7:01 a.m.
Following first stage ignition, the Minuteman III will quickly exit its underground silo near the beach, climb vertically for a few seconds, and abruptly turn west toward the central Pacific. The vehicle will then follow an arc-shaped trajectory.
Weather permitting, Wednesday morning’s launch should be visible to the naked eye for a least 200 miles.