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Old 12-15-2016, 02:00 PM
Ravenman Ravenman is offline
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Vandenberg is used for certain satellites, but most US satellites require the use of launches from the Cape in Florida to put the thing in the right orbit.

The substantial majority of satellites launched from the US are non-defense satellites. Pretty much all of the big satellites that are launched are launched from Air Force facilities in California or Florida. The idea that the Air Force would randomly reject a satellite just because the state of California built it is nonsensical.