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BRL


American agency. Ballistic Research Laboratory (renamed Army Research Laboratory), USA.

AKA: USA; Army Research Laboratory.

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BRL Chronology


1950 October 26 - . 23:02 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 61.
  • Ionosphere / meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; BRL. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi). Summary: Launched 16:02 local time. Reached 8.1 km. Carried No upper atmospheric research experiments. Technology flight for Naval Research Lab..

1954 June 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal. LV Configuration: Corporal 1310.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 August 23 - . 21:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun RP6.X1 igniter test.
  • RP6.1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1958 February 26 - . 22:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun RP6.X2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Long nose cone test - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 37 km (22 mi).

1959 July 31 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 July 31 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 August 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1965 February 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 6 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-7 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 March 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-9 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 March 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-10 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 May 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-11 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 May 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-12 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 June 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-13 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 July 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-14 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 August 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-15 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 August 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-16 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 August 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-17 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-18 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-19 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-21 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-20 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-22 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-23 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-24 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-25 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-26 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-27 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-28 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-29 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-33 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-32 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-30 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-31 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 November 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-34 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1966 November 5 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin Cert. Round.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA; BRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 13:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin D-003C.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA; BRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin D-010C.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA; BRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin D-015C.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA; BRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin D-016C.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA; BRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1967 June 13 - . 03:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2.
  • Y-26 TRAIL 38 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 136 km (84 mi).

1967 June 22 - . 02:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Barbados. Launch Complex: Barbados HARP gun 16 inch. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2.
  • B-67 CAIRO - . Nation: Canada. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 107 km (66 mi).

1967 June 22 - . 23:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Barbados. Launch Complex: Barbados HARP gun 16 inch. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2.
  • B-68 DURBAN - . Nation: Canada. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1968 April 12 - . 18:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1968 April 17 - . 20:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1968 September 11 - . 21:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1968 September 11 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1968 September 12 - . 03:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 01:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 03:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 05:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 07:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 11:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1969 June 3 - . 17:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1969 July 18 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1969 July 23 - . 22:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1969 July 25 - . 10:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 7-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 7-inch.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

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