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AMR DZ


Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 13 launches from 1958 to 1962, reaching up to 580 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -79.0000 deg.
Latitude: 29.0000 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Bold Orion Anti-ballistic missile, air-launched from a B-47 Stratojet, consisting of a Sergeant booster and an Altair upper stage. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • High Virgo American air-launched test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x B-58 Hustler + 1 x TX-20 Sergeant More...
  • Bold Orion 2 American anti-ballistic missile. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x B-47 Stratojet + 1 x Sergeant + 1 x Altair More...
  • Skybolt American strategic air-to-surface ballistic missile, development started in 1959. Program cancelled amid huge controversy in 1963 after Britain had agreed to buy the weapon in place of its own Blue Streak. More...

AMR DZ Chronology


1958 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Vehicle: Pogo Hi. LV Configuration: Pogo Hi Terrier Target.
  • POGO - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Vehicle: Pogo Hi. LV Configuration: Pogo Hi Terrier Target.
  • POGO - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 September 5 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-58. Launch Vehicle: High Virgo.
  • High Virgo satellite interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 13 km (8 mi).

1958 December 19 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-58. Launch Vehicle: High Virgo.
  • High Virgo satellite interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1959 April 4 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-47. LV Family: Bold Orion. Launch Vehicle: Bold Orion 2. LV Configuration: Bold Orion-2.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1959 June 4 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-58. Launch Vehicle: High Virgo.
  • High Virgo satellite interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi).

1959 June 8 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-47. LV Family: Bold Orion. Launch Vehicle: Bold Orion 2. LV Configuration: Bold Orion-1.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1959 September 22 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-58. Launch Vehicle: High Virgo. FAILURE: Failure.
  • High Virgo satellite interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1959 October 13 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-47. LV Family: Bold Orion. Launch Vehicle: Bold Orion 2. LV Configuration: Bold Orion-2.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 April 19 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52G. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt ALBM 20025. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 June 29 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt ALBM 20026. FAILURE: Failure.
  • No burn test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 September 13 - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt ALBM 20027. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 September 25 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt 20028.
  • PL.4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 September 25 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt ALBM 20028. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

1962 November 28 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt ALBM 20031. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 December 22 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: AMR DZ. Launch Pad: 29.0 N x 79.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. Launch Vehicle: Skybolt. LV Configuration: Skybolt ALBM 20032.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 580 km (360 mi).

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