Re: Edwards base launch (L.A. area)

Doug Jones (
Sat, 02 Oct 1999 20:38:55 -0700

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Has anybody seen the Edwards base launch a couple of minutes ago? The
> sky is covered with beauuutiful stratospheric silver clouds. (I can
> only hope I won't see many such launches in the next half an hour).
> Has anybody any idea what that was? Military sat launch, THAAD, whatever?

Hmmmm... I checked the Vandenberg upcoming launches page and te FAA/AST launches page, and didn't find any notices... was the contrail over Edwards, or Vandenberg? I'd have seen it myself, had I gone outside at all today- but in Mojave what ya really notice are the sonic booms. We got four planes at once (eight distinct bangs from nose & tail) on Tuesday...

Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber
Xcor Aerospace (We'll have a website up Real Soon Now)