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American Navy long range surface-to-air missile family. Later versions had anti-ballistic missile and anti-satellite capability.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • RIM-67D American surface-to-air missile. Command/inertial, semi-active RF terminal guided. 2 stage vehicle. More...
  • Standard SM-2ER Block IV American surface-to-air missile. Extended-range surface-to-air missile for use by AEGIS naval vessels. A version with lower tier anti-missile capability against tactical ballistic missiles was tested but not put into production. More...
  • Standard-ER American Navy long range surface-to-air missile. Later versions have anti-ballistic missile capability. More...
  • Standard SM-3 American surface-to-air missile with anti-ballistic missile capability using the LEAP homing vehicle for use by AEGIS naval vessels. Modification for anti-satellite use demonstrated in 2008. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...
  • Pacific Ocean Sounding rocket launches made from naval vessels in the Pacific accounted for 280 launches from 1949 to 2006, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Barking Sands Military missile test and sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1962 to present. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements provides the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the INF Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted. The site was recently involved in anti-ballistic missile tests. Known to have been used for 2320 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Standard-ER Chronology


1992 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV.
  • Block IV Demo test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1994 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV.
  • Block IVA Demo test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1996 August 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV NTW ETR-1A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1997 January 24 - . 15:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV NTW DTR-1A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1997 September 26 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1999 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV TMT-3.
  • Slugger test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1999 August 5 - . 13:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1999 September 24 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-67. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 CTV-1A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2000 July 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTR-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aegis LEPI test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2000 August 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV CTV-2.
  • Block IVA test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2001 January 26 - . 04:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 Aegis FTR-1A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2002 January 26 - . 02:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 Aegis FM-2.
  • SDACS Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2002 June 14 - . 01:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 LEAP FM-3.
  • Aegis FM-3 Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2002 November 22 - . 00:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 LEAP FM-4.
  • Stellar Viper test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi).

2003 June 18 - . 23:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 LEAP FM-5.
  • Aegis 4 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2003 December 11 - . 18:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 LEAP FM-6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

2005 February 24 - . 21:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM 04-1.
  • Stellar Dragon - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2005 November 18 - . 18:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM 04-2.
  • Stellar Valkyrie - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2006 March 8 - . 08:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 JCTV-1.
  • Japanese RV - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2006 May 24 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV.
  • Pacific Phoenix - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2006 June 22 - . 22:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-67. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM-10.
  • Stellar Predator - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2007 April 26 - . 21:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: Standard SM-2 Aegis FTM-11 (2-3A).
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2007 April 26 - . 21:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM-11.
  • FTM-11 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

2007 June 23 - . 02:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: DDG-73. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM-12.
  • FTM-12 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

2007 August 31 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands KP. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-3 Aegis FTM-11a.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

2007 November 7 - . 04:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM-13a.
  • Stellar Gryphon - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

2007 November 7 - . 04:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 FTM-13b.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

2007 December 17 - . 22:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. Launch Platform: DDG-173. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 JFTM-1.
  • Japanese test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

2008 February 21 - . 03:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: Lake Erie. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • US shoots down failed USA 193 satellite. - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Decay Date: 2008-02-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 29651 . The classifed NRO USA 193 spacecraft, launched in 2006, suffered a complete failure of its on-board propulsion system, putting the satellite in a rapidly-decaying orbit. The Pentagon said that the hydrazine propellant aboard consituted a risk and announced they would shoot the satellite down. The real objective may have been to demonstrated US antisatellite capability after a Chinese test in 2007. In any case, on 21 February 2008 the satellite was down to a 242 km x 257 km orbit. At 03:26 GMT an SM-3 missile was fired from the Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie stationed west of Hawaii, to intercept the satellite. The hit-to-kill warhead successfully rammed the satellite, breaking it up into 153 catalogued items of debris with perigees of 170-250 km and apogees of up to 2700 km.

2008 June 5 - . 18:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV Aegis FTM-14.
  • Sea-Based Terminal - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 19 km (11 mi).

2008 June 5 - . 18:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV Aegis FTM-14.
  • Sea-Based Terminal - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 19 km (11 mi).

2008 November 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Platform: DDG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system.

2008 November 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Platform: DDG-60. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system.

2008 November 20 - . 02:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Platform: DDG-176. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • Aegis JFTM-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: JMSDF. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system.

2009 March 26 - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-2-IV Aegis BFI.
  • Stellar Daggers - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2009 July 31 - . 03:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: DDG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • Aegis FTM-17 KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi). Summary: Interceptor.

2009 October 28 - . 04:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands POA. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-3 Aegis JFTM-3.
  • Stellar Raicho - . Nation: USA. Agency: JMSDF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2010 October 30 - . 03:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: DDG-174. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Summary: Successful ABM test from Japanese Aegis ship..

2011 April 15 - . 07:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Platform: USS O'Kane. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3.
  • FTM-15 KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Summary: Interceptor..

2011 September 1 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-3. LV Configuration: SM-3 Block 1B.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Summary: Interceptor mission. First test flight of the Block IB version of the SM-3 missile interceptor. Failed to hit its target..

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