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KPNO


American agency. Kitt Peak National Observatory, USA.

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KPNO Chronology


1963 April 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Visible Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 June 25 - . 13:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.2.
  • Visible Dayglow Aeronomy / aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1963 November 4 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.3.
  • Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 April 7 - . 14:13 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.4.
  • Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1964 June 19 - . 13:46 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.6.
  • Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1964 September 15 - . 09:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.5.
  • Zodiacal light Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 January 13 - . 15:49 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.9.
  • Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 228 km (141 mi).

1965 June 23 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.10.
  • Soft X solar photography Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 186 km (115 mi).

1965 November 20 - . 08:28 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.8.
  • Stellar Spectra Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1966 January 19 - . 04:39 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.11. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Stellar Spectra Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1966 March 9 - . 02:22 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.15.
  • Stellar spectra Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1966 October 4 - . 20:29 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NA3.160.
  • KP3.18 Solar x-ray / test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL; KPNO. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi).

1966 October 11 - . 23:22 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.16.
  • Infrared dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1966 December 17 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.19. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1967 June 9 - . 04:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.21.
  • Planetary UV Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 December 4 - . 11:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.20.
  • Ultraviolet Telescope (Venus) Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi).

1968 January 22 - . 17:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NA3.201.
  • KP3.25 BCS / PC Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL; KPNO. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1968 February 17 - . 02:24 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.22.
  • Stellar ultraviolet Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1968 May 17 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.24.
  • Ultraviolet Telescope (Jupiter) Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).

1968 October 26 - . 09:11 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 12.13GT-UG.
  • KP3.23 Ultraviolet astronomy / test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; KPNO. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi).

1969 June 13 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.28.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 December 12 - . 22:13 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.26. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1970 April 24 - . 08:53 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.30.
  • Ae170? X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 274 km (170 mi).

1970 June 15 - . 15:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.31.
  • Solar ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 March 1 - . 11:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.32.
  • Venus Lyra Alpha Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1971 May 28 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150 MI. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 MI KP3.37.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

1971 July 17 - . 04:53 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.39.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1971 November 16 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.36.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 March 21 - . 13:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.38.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 July 18 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.40.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1973 January 12 - . 11:46 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.42.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1973 June 30 - . 10:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Nouadhibou. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.41.
  • Coronal spectrograph Solar ultraviolet / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

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