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Livermore


American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Livermore, USA.

AKA: Lawrence Radiation Laboratory; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Clementine American lunar orbiter. One launch, 1994.01.25. Clementine was jointly sponsored by BMDO and NASA as the Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE). More...

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

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Hydra-Iris American sounding rocket. Two stage underwater-launched vehicle consisting of 3 x Sparrow motors in the booster stage and an Iris upper stage. More...
  • SHARP American gun-launched test vehicle. The SHARP (Super High Altitude Research Project) light gas gun was developed by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California. The L-shaped gun consisted of the 82 m long, 36 cm calibre pump tube and the 47 m long, 10 cm calibre gun barrel. SHARP began operation in December 1992 and demonstrated velocities of 3 km/sec with 5 kg projectiles. However the $ 1 billion funding to elevate the tube and begin space launch tests of smaller projectiles at speeds of up to 7 km/sec was not forthcoming. By 1996 the gun was relegated to occasional test of sub-scale Mach 9 scramjet models. More...
  • Astrid American test vehicle. Single stage vehicle to demonstrate laser-pumped propulsion. More...

Associated Stages
  • Astrid-1 Solid rocket stage. 0.40 kN (90 lbf) thrust. Mass 20 kg (44 lb). More...

Livermore Chronology


1957 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp III.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp III. LV Configuration: Asp III-4L.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp III.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1957 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1957 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 June 1 - . Launch Site: China Lake. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 June 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 August 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 August 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 September 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 September 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 October 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 October 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp III. LV Configuration: Asp III-4L.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 12 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Ascamp.
  • Hardtack Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1959 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp II.
  • Cleansweep I test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1963 November 18 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike. LV Configuration: HJ Nike Nike HAD-1.
  • LRL HAD-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 163 km (101 mi).

1964 February 6 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike. LV Configuration: HJ Nike Nike HAD-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • LRL HAD-2 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1964 March 14 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike. LV Configuration: HJ Nike Nike HAD-3.
  • LRL HAD-3 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 143 km (88 mi).

1994 February 4 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF08. Launch Pad: LF08/Rail. Launch Vehicle: Astrid.
  • Pumped Propulsion test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

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