30 Space Wing Public Affairs
8/13/2014 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team
Vandenberg supported the successful launch of a commercial satellite on
a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3
here Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11:30 a.m. PDT.
Col. Marc Del Rosario, 30th Operations Group commander, was the launch decision authority.
"The 30th Space Wing is proud of supporting the successful launch of a
high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellite with the United
Launch Alliance team," said Del Rosario. "Today's launch is a testament
to the professionalism and commitment to mission assurance, public
safety, and mission success on the Western Range."
The Atlas V rocket carried the DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 satellite.
This satellite will further enhance the DigitalGlobe collection capacity
for more rapid and reliable collection and expand its imagery product