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Black Rock Desert


Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1 launch in 2004, reaching up to 116 kilometers altitude.

Location: Nevada.
Longitude: -119.0000 deg.
Latitude: 41.0000 deg.

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  • GoFast First American civilian sounding rocket to reach outer space. More...

Black Rock Desert Chronology


2000 September 29 - . Launch Site: Black Rock Desert. Launch Vehicle: GoFast.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: CSXT. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

2002 September 21 - . Launch Site: Black Rock Desert. Launch Vehicle: GoFast.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: CSXT. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

2004 May 17 - . 18:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Black Rock Desert. Launch Vehicle: GoFast.
  • GoFast test - . Nation: USA. Agency: CSXT. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). First civilian rocket, built by volunteers, to reach outer space. Launched from Black Rock Desert, Nevada - Latitude: 41.00 N - Longitude: 119.00 W. The payload was recovered the next day and the data download showed the rocket had reached 124 km alitutde and a maximum velocity of mach 5.5.

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