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Balasore IC4


Prithvi, Agni launch complex.

Longitude: 87.0781 deg.
Latitude: 20.7545 deg.
First Launch: 1999.04.11.
Last Launch: 2007.10.24.
Number: 10 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Prithvi Indian single-stage short range ballistic missile. First units deployed in 1995. More...
  • Agni 2 Indian intermediate range ballistic missile. Program revived in 1998, assumed to be nuclear warhead-capable. More...
  • Agni 1 Indian single-stage short range ballistic missile. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Balasore Indian military testing range, known to have been used for at least 489 launches from 1979 to 2008, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Balasore IC4 Chronology


1999 April 11 - . 04:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 Research and development launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 January 17 - . 04:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 Research and development launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2003 January 9 - . 03:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: MRBM test with dummy warhead..

2004 July 4 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni A-1 test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2004 August 29 - . 07:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Operational test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2006 July 9 - . 05:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3. LV Configuration: Agni 3 01. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Missile test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2006 November 27 - . 04:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Intercept (P2) - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: ABM interceptor test. The interceptor, a modified Prithvi II, was fired from Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal..

2007 April 12 - . 05:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • IRBM test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

2007 October 5 - . 05:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2007 October 24 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2007 December 6 - . 05:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2008 March 23 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2008 May 7 - . 04:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

2009 March 6 - . 10:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • PAD Interceptor 3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

2009 May 19 - . 04:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2009 November 23 - . 14:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

2010 February 7 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • Agni III test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi). Range: 3,500 km (2,100 mi). Summary: Fourth Agni III test..

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2011 September 30 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi). Summary: Test mission over Bay of Bengal..

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