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Lompoc(lŏm`pōk), city (1990 pop. 37,649), Santa Barbara co., S Calif., in an oil and agricultural area; inc. 1888. It has a huge flower-seed industry and two large diatomaceous earth mines. Petroleum and food are processed in the city, and there is light manufacturing. Nearby is La Purisima Mission (1791), a state historic monument. Vandenberg Air Force BaseVandenberg Air Force Base,
U.S. military installation, 3,456 acres (1,399 hectares), SW Calif., near Lompoc; chief Pacific coast launch site for military satellites. Commercial satellites are launched from the base as well, and it is also a site for test-firing intercontinental
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