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Barking Sands LC10


Tomahawk Sandia launch complex. Launcher 10

Longitude: -159.7816 deg.
Latitude: 22.0569 deg.
First Launch: 1971.05.25.
Number: 1 .

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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...

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 LC10 Chronology


1971 May 25 - . 09:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC10. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-171.
  • LRL ACS-1D X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

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