Vandenberg Air Force Base Preparing for Rocket Launch

'Delta IV Heavy' Launch Scheduled for Wednesday

Joe Buttitta, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter, jbuttitta@keyt.com
POSTED: 11:58 AM PDT Aug 27, 2013    UPDATED: 12:01 AM PDT Aug 27, 2013 
Vandenberg Air Force Base Preparing for Rocket Launch
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A Delta IV Heavy rocket is scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday. If conditions are right, launch time is scheduled for 10:52 a.m.  NewsChannel 3 plans to stream the launch live here at keyt.com.

The rocket's boosters are 230 feet tall, a size necessary to carry a satellite into space.

The best public viewing sites are on Floradale Avenue, Corral Road and from Vandenberg Village.

This is the second Delta IV launch from Vandenberg; the first was in 2011.