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Libya

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Associated Launch Sites
  • Tawiwa Libyan rocket test range, 600 km south of Tripoli. Site of tests of Otrag's low cost launch vehicle from 1981 to 1982, reaching up to 150 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Wheelus AFB Mace/Matador operating location. Crews from Europe would come here once a year to live-fire one of the cruise missiles then deployed around-the-clock in Germany. More...

Libya Chronology


1986 April 15 - . Launch Site: Tripoli. Launch Vehicle: R-17. LV Configuration: R-17 Scud B.
  • Lampedusa - . Nation: Libya. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1986 April 15 - . Launch Site: Tripoli. Launch Vehicle: R-17. LV Configuration: R-17 Scud B.
  • Lampedusa - . Nation: Libya. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 May 1 - .
  • Discovery of Dar al Gani 476 (Mars Meteorite) - . Nation: Libya.

1999 August 21 - .
  • Discovery of Dar al Gani 975 (Mars Meteorite) - . Nation: Libya.

2000 January 24 - .
  • Discovery of Dhofar 019 Meteorite (Mars Meteorite) - . Nation: Libya.

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