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...1957-58. The Pentagon's missile defense project suffered its latest setback when a rocket that had taken off from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific failed to intercept a target missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
1st missile interceptor installed in Interior

...Holly said. Five additional interceptors will be installed at the 700-acre complex - and another four at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California - by the end of the year. Ten more will be installed at Fort Greely by late 2005, launching the...
Floating missile radar station set to sail for Adak Fort Greely, near Delta Junction, and at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Dave Jensen, chief executive...ground-based interceptor missiles at Fort Greely and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Taylor said. In case an enemy warhead rockets...
Chugach gets contract for Kwajalein Atol missile work

...defense tests, interceptors have risen from the Kwajalein Atoll to knock out mock ballistic missiles launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Chugach would provide base support services at Kwajalein. Lockheed Martin would provide technical...
Construction likely to clash with major arms treaty

...augment the existing test range that runs between Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, southwest of Hawaii, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Ballistic target missiles would be launched from one part of the range, either from a ground-based...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...interceptor rocket fired from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands try to destroy a mock warhead launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It may have come very close to succeeding, but in the warhead-killing business close isn't good enough...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...rocket stage is expected to splash down. Greenpeace planned to station a vessel about 110 miles offshore from Vandenberg Air Force Base, said Steve Shallhorn, the group's campaign director. The Air Force has asked pilots and mariners to avoid...
NASA satellite rocket launch fails, lands in ocean

...monitoring program. The Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA's Glory satellite lifted off early Friday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but fell to the sea several minutes later. The same thing happened to another climate-monitoring...
Missile Defense Agency to outline Juneau plans tracking a missile fired from Kodiak, while an attempt is made to intercept it with a missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The radar will be based temporarily at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute operated by...
U.S. missile defense test aborted when target rocket fails after Alaska launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A test of the nation's long-range missile defense system was aborted Friday when a target rocket launched from...


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