Team Vandenberg will launch a Titan IV-B booster from Space Launch Complex-4 East Aug. 16 between 3 and 7 p.m.
The payload is a satellite designed and built by the National Reconnaissance Office.  The NRO will operate the spacecraft once in orbit.
The rocket will be launched at a 160.0 degree azimuth.  It consists of two solid-propellant stage "O" motors, a liquid propellant two-stage core and a 12-foot diameter payload fairing.  The configuration for this launch will not include an upper stage.
This will be the first Titan IV launched from Vandenberg this year.  The base’s last Titan IV launch was May 22, 1999 which also carried an NRO payload.
MEDIA ADVISORY:  Members of the media who want to cover this launch should call Staff Sgt. Rebecca Bonilla at (805) 606-3595.  Arrival time at the Vandenberg Visitor Control Center will be no earlier than 2 p.m.
REMOTE CAMERA SET-UP:  Photographers who will set up sound-activated, remote cameras will be met at Vandenberg’s south base gate at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Photographers will be escorted back to their cameras to set the timers Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.  To be assured remote camera set-up access, call Staff Sgt. Rebecca Bonilla or Master Sgt. Ty Foster with the photographer’s name, social security number, camera model, type, serial number, media affiliation and release from liability for damages to equipment.