Containment of Vandenberg wildfire begins as hundreds of firefighters battle
Uncontrolled wildfire at Vandenberg Air Force Base continues to rage
Photos: Gantry rolled back to reveal Atlas 5 rocket for launch
Atlas 5/WorldView 4 launch timeline
Photos: Atlas 5 rocket on the pad with WorldView 4 satellite
Atlas 5 launch postponed by wildfire, Range availability until Sept. 26
Sunday’s flight of the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was scrubbed due to a wildfire burning south of the pad. The launch delay allows crews to remain in place to battle the blaze. The lack of Range availability this week means the next launch try won’t come until Sept. 26.
Idled by Range facility rework for months, Vandenberg ready to launch again Friday
Photos: WorldView 4 satellite’s road to launch
DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 commercial satellite, which will join sister-craft WorldView 3 in orbit to snap the highest quality Earth imagery available on the market at 31-centimeter resolution, was built by Lockheed Martin and will be launched Friday atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.