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Barter Island


Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 3 launches in 1970, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude.

Location: Alaska.
Longitude: -143.6345 deg.
Latitude: 70.1088 deg.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Tomahawk American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Tomahawk upper stage. Payload 45 kg to 370 km or 115 kg to 215 km. More...

Barter Island Chronology


1970 March 2 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barter Island. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.87GE.
  • Dual Ba 1A Plasma / barium release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1970 March 4 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barter Island. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.88GE.
  • Dual Ba 2A Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1970 March 5 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Barter Island. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.89GE.
  • Dual Ba 3A Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

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