Harvest moon was yesterday, I read somewhere.
I saw these stats:
"In late July, the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite traveled 250 miles to the base from Sunnyvale in a special container designed to mimic a clean-room environment.
The DigitalGlobe commercial imaging spacecraft is scheduled to take a much-longer trip Sept. 15 when it heads to a place in space 400 miles above Earth aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
“WorldView-4 will help us continue to transform the way we see the world, and advance our mission of keeping our planet and its people safe and secure,” said Walter Scott, founder and chief technology officer of Westminster, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe.
Once launched, WorldView-4 will double DigitalGlobe’s coverage and increase the rate at which it grows its 15-year library of time-lapse high-resolution imagery.
The spacecraft will circle the globe every 90 minutes, traveling 17,000 mph and capturing more than 262.550 square miles of the Earth’s surface daily — the equivalent of the land area of Texas."
Quoted from https://www.noozhawk.com/article/satellites_vandenberg_air_force_base_for_september_blastoffs_20160806
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Brush Fire at South Vandenberg Air Force Base Grows to 400 Acres, September 17, 2016
Atlas V Rocket Launch Countdown Scrubbed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, September 16, 2016
Atlas 5 Rocket on Track For Friday Blastoff from Vandenberg AFB, September 15, 2016
WorldView-4 Satellite Sits Atop Atlas 5 Rocket For Launch From Vandenberg AFB, September 13, 2016