MSX Launch

Karl Cunningham (
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 08:28:43 -0700

Greetings all --

I observed the MSX launch this morning, and it was *very* spectacular from
near my home in La Mesa, CA., about 230 miles from the launch site.  When it
appeared above the horizon, the first-stage plume was about 1 degree long
and I'd estimate mag -6 or so.  Watched it thru staging to engine cutoff.
No sound that I heard.

Does anyone know if there is a published launch manifest for Vandenberg
anywhere?  Although I've watched perhaps eight launches over the years, most
have been fortuitous and I'd like to able to plan ahead.  I'd reccommend
watching these to anyone in within range.

-- Karl Cunningham
La Mesa, CA.
interested in almost anything to do with science