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Barking Sands KP


Terrier launch complex. MRL 7.5K, Kokole Point Launch Site

Longitude: -159.7627 deg.
Latitude: 21.9880 deg.
First Launch: 1985.07.14.
Last Launch: 1985.12.10.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Terrier Malemute American sounding rocket. The Terrier-Malemute launch vehicle was a high performance two-stage vehicle used for payloads weighing less than 180 kg, generally used for relatively lightweight plasma physics payloads. Payload 90 kg to 650 km or 180 kg to 420 km. 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 KP Chronology


1985 July 14 - . 15:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands KP. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Malemute. LV Configuration: Terrier Malemute Sandia 497-013.
  • ACE I Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO; Lincoln. Apogee: 497 km (308 mi).

1985 September 27 - . 15:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands KP. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Malemute. LV Configuration: Terrier Malemute Sandia 497-014.
  • ACE II Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO; Lincoln. Apogee: 497 km (308 mi).

1985 October 10 - . 15:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands KP. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Malemute. LV Configuration: Terrier Malemute Sandia 497-015.
  • ACE III Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO; Lincoln. Apogee: 479 km (297 mi).

1985 December 10 - . 15:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands KP. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Malemute. LV Configuration: Terrier Malemute Sandia 497-016.
  • ACE IV Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO; Lincoln. Apogee: 486 km (301 mi).

2007 August 31 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands KP. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: Standard SM-2ER Block IV. LV Configuration: SM-3 Aegis FTM-11a.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

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