Vandenberg SFB Overview

A complete overview of the Vandenberg SFB launch site, including key info, launch stats and the companies that launch from it.

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Vandenberg SFB launch site

Basic Info

Name

Vandenberg SFB

Total Launch Count

778

First Launch

28 Feb 1959

Last Launch

22 May 2024

Location

CA, United States

Vandenberg Space Force Base, previously known as Vandenberg Air Force Base, is a key facility of the United States Space Force located in Santa Barbara County, California. Established in 1941, it serves as a space launch base primarily for spacecraft from the Western Range and conducts missile testing. The base is controlled by Space Launch Delta 30 of the United States Space Force. Apart from its military functions, Vandenberg also supports civil and commercial space launches, working with entities like NASA and SpaceX. The base's strategic location along the coast enables direct launches into polar orbit without overflying land until reaching Antarctica, making it particularly suitable for specific types of satellite deployments.

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