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Midway
Midway Island is approximately half way between North America and Asia. The uninhabited place was seized as an American possession in 1903 to provide a base for the first transpacific cable. It was later developed into a naval air station and figured importantly in early military and commercial aviation as a refuelling point for transpacific flights. It consists of two major atolls, Sand Island and Eastern Island, both of them almost entirely taken up by airfields.

Longitude: -177.3806 deg. Latitude: 28.2018 deg.



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Midway Island NDZ Air-launched rocket drop zone north of Midway, 1500 km from Shemya.

Midway Island SDZ Air-launched rocket drop zone south of Midway.

Family: Suborbital Launch Site. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Midway Island NDZ, Midway Island SDZ.

2004 May 3 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Midway. Launch Complex: Midway Island SDZ. Launch Pad: 25.0 N x 178.0 W. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: LRALT.
  • LRALT Demo test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Air-launched from a C-17. The LRALT missile boosted a simulated reentry vehicle from a point just south of Midway Island to the vicinity of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands..

2005 September 26 - . Launch Site: Midway. Launch Complex: Midway Island NDZ. Launch Pad: 42.0 N x 176.0 W. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: LRALT.
  • Cobra Dane Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA MDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Air-launched from a C-17. Missile Defense Radar Technology target..

2009 December 11 - . Launch Site: Midway. Launch Complex: Midway Island NDZ. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SRALT.
  • Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).


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