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Barking Sands LC1


Strypi, Aries launch complex. Pad 1

Longitude: -159.7770 deg.
Latitude: 22.0580 deg.
First Launch: 1974.02.07.
Last Launch: 2003.12.11.
Number: 7 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Aries American target missile. Space Vector Corporation developed and flew the Aries test vehicle (based on the Minuteman 1 second stage) for Strategic Defence Initiative payloads. More...
  • Strypi IIAR American target missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor 2 More...
  • Strypi IIR American target missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor More...
  • Strypi XI American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares 2 + 1 x Star 27 More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Barking Sands Military missile test and sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1962 to present. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements provides the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the INF Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted. The site was recently involved in anti-ballistic missile tests. Known to have been used for 2320 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Barking Sands LC1 Chronology


1974 February 7 - . 07:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IIAR. LV Configuration: Strypi IIAR Sandia 428-?. FAILURE: Failure.
  • LRL ACS 10 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1974 November 3 - . 10:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IIR. LV Configuration: Strypi IIR Sandia 428-034.
  • LRL ACS 11 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 255 km (158 mi).

1988 February 9 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. Launch Pad: LC1?. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi XI.
  • Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1989 January 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. Launch Pad: LC1?. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi XI.
  • THORNY MERIT Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1991 February 18 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi XI. LV Configuration: Strypi XI LACE.
  • Bow Shock 2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

2003 June 18 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NTW Aegis Target.
  • SMD FM-5 TTV-6 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2003 December 11 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NTW Aegis Target.
  • SMD FM-6 TTV-7 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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