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Barking Sands LP1


SR19 launch area. Air Launch Zone

Longitude: -160.1218 deg.
Latitude: 22.7982 deg.
First Launch: 1999.03.31.
Last Launch: 2007.03.06.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • SR19 American air-launched target missile. Single stage vehicle consisting of 1 surplus Minuteman 2 SR19AJ1 motor air-dropped from a C-130 transport. Similar to the SVC AltAir concept. 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 LP1 Chronology


1999 March 31 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LP1. Launch Platform: C-130. Launch Vehicle: SR19.
  • SRALT/MBRV-3 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; USAF. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

2007 March 6 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LP1. Launch Pad: LP1?. Launch Platform: C-17. Launch Vehicle: SR19.
  • SRALT - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Target - air launch from C-17.

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