In this file photo, a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile successfully launches from North Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo / 2nd Lt. Raymond Geoffroy)
Updated: Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010, 12:50 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010, 12:50 PM EDT
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The Air Force has test-launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California.
The ICBM lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 3:01 a.m. Wednesday.
The Air Force says the missile's single re-entry vehicle traveled 4,190 miles over the Pacific Ocean before hitting a target near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Col. Steven Winters of the 30th Space Wing says in a statement that the launch operation was seamless.
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