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Cape Karikari


Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 7 launches in 1965, reaching up to 88 kilometers altitude.

Location: North Island.
Longitude: 173.4097 deg.
Latitude: -34.8291 deg.

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See also
  • Arcas The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Boosted Arcas American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a booster + 1 x Arcas second stage. More...

Associated Launch Sites

Cape Karikari Chronology


1965 May 25 - . 19:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.18GI.
  • Kiwi 1 range test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.05GI.
  • Kiwi 2 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 19:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L2. Launch Pad: L2?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.06GI.
  • Kiwi 3 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 19:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.07GI.
  • Kiwi 4 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L2. Launch Pad: L2?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.08GI.
  • Kiwi 5 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.09GI.
  • Kiwi 6 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L2. Launch Pad: L2?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. LV Configuration: Boosted Arcas NASA 15.10GI.
  • Kiwi 7 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

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