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Cuddeback Dry Lake DZ


Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 1 launch in 1965, reaching up to 21 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -117.3700 deg.
Latitude: 35.2450 deg.

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Cuddeback Dry Lake DZ Chronology


1965 November 3 - . 17:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Cuddeback Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 35.3 N x 117.5 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-43-75.
  • X-15A-2 External Tank test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 21 km (13 mi). Summary: First flight with empty external tanks. Ammonia tank recovered; Lox tank destroyed. Maximum Speed - 2414 kph. Maximum Altitude - 21520 m..

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