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American agency overseeing development of spacecraft. Defense Nuclear Agency, USA.

AKA: DoD.

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Polar Bear American earth magnetosphere satellite. One launch, 1986.11.14. also known as STP P87-1, a military mission designed to study communications interference caused by solar flares and increased auroral activity. More...

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  • Agency Agencies or institutions overseeing design, development, construction, or operation of space-related systems. More...

DNA Chronology


1974 February 19 - . 07:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac NH74-1.
  • ICECAP 74A Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL; DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 April 11 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin NJ-74-1.
  • ICECAP 74B Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL; DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun E 2-7313.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy / extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1975 March 4 - . 07:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin DNA IC506.14-2.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1975 March 6 - . 03:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-1A.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 6 - . 06:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-3.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 10 - . 09:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-2A.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 11 - . 06:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: HJ Nike Javelin DNA IC511.21-1A.
  • ICECAP Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA; DNA. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1975 March 11 - . 06:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin DNA IC506.36-1.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1975 March 12 - . 07:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sergeant Hydac. LV Configuration: Sergeant Hydac IC519.07-1B.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA; AFCRL. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1975 June 13 - . 00:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant S75-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PF-SGT-100 Ballistic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1975 October 30 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant EX530.90-1/S75-2.
  • PF-SGT-101 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1976 January 23 - . 10:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant WA630.50-1.
  • Optical Track test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1976 February 22 - . 01:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Paiute Tomahawk GL A10.504-1.
  • ICECAP 76 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL; DNA. Apogee: 248 km (154 mi).

1976 February 28 - . 05:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant EX630.42-1.
  • EXCEDE SWIR Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA; AFCRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1976 March 26 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC607.11-2C.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF; DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 April 1 - . 08:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant IC630.02-1A.
  • ICECAP 76 HIRIS Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA; AFCRL. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1976 November 15 - . 03:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Super Chief. Launch Vehicle: Talos Sergeant Hydac. LV Configuration: Talos Sergeant Hydac DNA TE634.52-1.
  • Ballistics test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1976 November 19 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Super Chief. Launch Vehicle: Talos Castor. LV Configuration: Talos Castor DNA EX651.92-1.
  • EXCEDE Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1977 February 26 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS BETTY Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 2 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS CAROLYN Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 7 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS DIANNE Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 13 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS ESTER Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 14 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS FERN Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 June 6 - . 22:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Javelin. LV Configuration: HJ Javelin TE720.93-1.
  • Ballistics test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1977 September 28 - . 15:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Super Chief. Launch Vehicle: Talos Castor. LV Configuration: Talos Castor DNA IC733.03-1.
  • SPIRE I Infrared background mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 275 km (170 mi).

1977 November 13 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant DNA IC730.09-1.
  • FWIF I Aeronomy / aurora / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

1978 February 28 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sergeant Hydac. LV Configuration: Sergeant Hydac DNA IC819.08-1.
  • MULTI-WIDEBAND Infrared technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 458 km (284 mi).

1978 February 28 - . 11:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Super Chief. Launch Vehicle: Talos Sergeant Hydac. LV Configuration: Talos Sergeant Hydac DNA WS834.55-1.
  • Ballistics test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1978 June 8 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant EX830.56-1.
  • Recovery test - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC807.15-1.
  • SWIR DYNAMICS Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. LV Configuration: Nike Javelin DNA IC806.35-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DYNAMICS Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IR807.57-1.
  • ENERGY Auroral Infrared mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1978 November 13 - . 12:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant DNA IC830.09-1A.
  • FWIF II Auroral Infrared mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

1980 December 4 - . 23:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES GAIL Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 6 - . 23:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES HOPE Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 8 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES IRIS Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 8 - . 23:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES beacon 1 Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 8 - . 23:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES beacon 2 Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 12 - . 23:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES JAN Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 12 - . 23:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES PPPE Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1981 March 30 - . 05:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion.
  • LADY LOU Ba Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1981 April 3 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion.
  • KLONDIKE KATE Barium release Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1987 May 14 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Viper 3A. LV Configuration: Viper 3A MISTY PICTURE 1-20.
  • Dust Collection x20 - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

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