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Delamar Dry Lake DZ


Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 62 launches from 1962 to 1968, reaching up to 95 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -114.9486 deg.
Latitude: 37.3205 deg.

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Delamar Dry Lake DZ Chronology


1962 June 1 - . 18:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-23-43.
  • X-15A ASAS, 23 alpha, M=5 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5913 kph. Maximum Altitude - 40420 m. Steepest reentry descent with highest angle of attack (27 degrees) to date..

1962 June 12 - . 20:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-5-9.
  • X-15A RCS check, M=5 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5659 kph. Maximum Altitude - 56270 m..

1962 June 21 - . 17:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-6-10.
  • X-15A MH-96 Demo, M=5 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5858 kph. Maximum Altitude - 75190 m..

1962 July 17 - . 17:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-7-14.
  • X-15A MH-96 Demo test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi). Summary: FAI world altitude record. Maximum Speed - 6166 kph. Maximum Altitude - 95940 m. First astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1962 August 14 - . 18:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-9-18. FAILURE: Roll damper failure..
  • X-15A Const Theta Entry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6029 kph. Maximum Altitude - 59010 m. New reentry technique using pitch angle instrument instead of AOA..

1962 October 4 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-10-19. FAILURE: Failure of APU, ball nose, and yaw damper..
  • X-15A VO Stability test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 34 km (21 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5620 kph. Maximum Altitude - 34200 m..

1962 October 9 - . 18:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-30-51.
  • X-15A VO Stability test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 39 km (24 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5979 kph. Maximum Altitude - 39700 m..

1963 January 17 - . 18:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-14-24.
  • X-15A VO Alt, IR expt Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi). Summary: First civilian flight above 80 km. Maximum Speed - 5917 kph. Maximum Altitude - 82810 m. Second astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1963 April 25 - . 22:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-34-55.
  • X-15A KC-1 Imaging mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5879 kph. Maximum Altitude - 32160 m..

1963 May 15 - . 18:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-35-56. FAILURE: Nose gear scoop door opens at Mach 5.2..
  • X-15A Opt Deg/Trav Probe Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 37 km (22 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6204 kph. Maximum Altitude - 37860 m. Lost both nose landing gear tires and forward fuselage buckled after APU gear box pressure loss..

1963 May 29 - . 18:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-18-29.
  • X-15A Aero heating/VO Stab test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 28 km (17 mi). Summary: Inner panel of left windshield cracked. Maximum Speed - 6208 kph. Maximum Altitude - 28040 m..

1963 June 18 - . 18:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-19-30.
  • X-15A Alt, UVP, Tail p Test/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5694 kph. Maximum Altitude - 68180 m..

1963 June 25 - . 17:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-36-57.
  • X-15A Opt Deg/Trav Probe Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 34 km (21 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6293 kph. Maximum Altitude - 34080 m..

1963 June 27 - . 17:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-20-31.
  • X-15A Alt/UVP/IR/HorScan Test/Ultraviolet Astronomy/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5511 kph. Maximum Altitude - 86870 m. Third astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1963 July 9 - . 20:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-37-59.
  • X-15A Opt Deg/TravP/RAS Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5842 kph. Maximum Altitude - 69010 m..

1963 December 5 - . 19:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-42-67.
  • X-15A Opt Deg/Sys/Mach 6 Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6465 kph. Maximum Altitude - 30785 m. Camera test in combination with U-2 flight..

1964 January 28 - . 20:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-44-70.
  • X-15A Stability test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5821 kph. Maximum Altitude - 32736 m. First test of hypersonic speed brakes..

1964 March 27 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-45-72.
  • X-15A Optical Degradation Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6158 kph. Maximum Altitude - 30937 m. Secret reconn camera test..

1964 April 8 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-46-73.
  • X-15A Optical Degradation /Alternate Build Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5580 kph. Maximum Altitude - 53340 m..

1964 April 29 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-47-74.
  • X-15A Opt Deg/Att Indic. Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 31 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6285 kph. Maximum Altitude - 30968 m..

1964 May 19 - . 18:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-48-75.
  • X-15A Optical Degradation /Alternate Build Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5262 kph. Maximum Altitude - 59680 m..

1964 June 30 - . 17:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-49-77.
  • X-15A Optical Degradation /Alternate Build Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5364 kph. Maximum Altitude - 30358 m..

1964 July 8 - . 21:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-30-50. FAILURE: MH-96 guidance malfunction..
  • X-15A Hor Scan/MH-96 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5664 kph. Maximum Altitude - 51938 m. First test of IR horizon scanner..

1964 August 14 - . 17:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-33-56. FAILURE: Nose gear deployed at Mach 4.2..
  • X-15A-2 Stability test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 31 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5776 kph. Maximum Altitude - 31486 m. Nose landing gear extended at Mach 4.5. Both tires blew on landing..

1964 September 23 - . 21:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-35-57.
  • X-15A MA-45R TPS, BLN Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi). Summary: X-15 Flight 117 (MA-45R TPS, BLN).

1964 December 10 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-51-81.
  • X-15A IFDS/MIT/Air Den Test/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 34 km (21 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5913 kph. Maximum Altitude - 34503 m..

1965 February 2 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-40-63.
  • X-15A MA-25S TPS,MH-96,BLN Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6253 kph. Maximum Altitude - 29931 m..

1965 February 26 - . 19:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-52-85.
  • X-15A MIT/AirD/Sky Bright Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 46 km (28 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6034 kph. Maximum Altitude - 46817 m..

1965 March 26 - . 19:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-53-86.
  • X-15A IR Scanner/IFDS Technology/test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 31 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5760 kph. Maximum Altitude - 31059 m..

1965 May 28 - . 17:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-42-65.
  • X-15A Radiometer/Scan/BLN Test/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6040 kph. Maximum Altitude - 63886 m..

1965 June 16 - . 18:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-43-66.
  • X-15A Radiometer/BLN test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5477 kph. Maximum Altitude - 74585 m..

1965 June 17 - . 17:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-55-89.
  • X-15A IR Scanner, INS test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 33 km (20 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5697 kph. Maximum Altitude - 33071 m..

1965 June 22 - . 17:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-39-70.
  • X-15A-2 Stability,ST,gear test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 47 km (29 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6336 kph. Maximum Altitude - 47518 m..

1965 June 29 - . 18:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-44-67.
  • X-15A LaRC Scan,Radiom,BLN Test/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5522 kph. Maximum Altitude - 85527 m. Astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1965 July 8 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-40-72.
  • X-15A-2 ST,Landing,Alt test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5887 kph. Maximum Altitude - 64800 m. Star tracker mission to photograph Gamma Cassiopeia..

1965 July 20 - . 17:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-45-69.
  • X-15A Bound.Layer Noise test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6050 kph. Maximum Altitude - 32126 m..

1965 August 3 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-41-73.
  • X-15A-2 RAS,ST,Landing test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5796 kph. Maximum Altitude - 63612 m..

1965 August 6 - . 17:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-56-93.
  • X-15A IR Scan,Stability test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 31 km (19 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5686 kph. Maximum Altitude - 31455 m..

1965 August 10 - . 19:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-46-70.
  • X-15A Northrop Scan,BLN test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5712 kph. Maximum Altitude - 82601 m. Astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1965 August 25 - . 17:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-57-96.
  • X-15A MIT Scan,Stability test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5799 kph. Maximum Altitude - 65258 m..

1965 August 26 - . 17:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-47-71.
  • X-15A Northrop Radiom,BLN Test/Aeronomy mission? - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5426 kph. Maximum Altitude - 73030 m..

1965 September 2 - . 17:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-42-74.
  • X-15A-2 RAS,ST,Landing test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi). Summary: X-15 Flight 146 (RAS,ST,Landing).

1965 September 9 - . 17:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-58-97.
  • X-15A IR scan,Abl TPS test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5686 kph. Maximum Altitude - 29627 m..

1965 September 14 - . 18:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-48-72.
  • X-15A N.Radiom,BLN Test/Aeronomy mission? - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5662 kph. Maximum Altitude - 72847 m..

1965 September 22 - . 18:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-59-98.
  • X-15A-2 Infrared Scanner test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5744 kph. Maximum Altitude - 73091 m..

1965 September 28 - . 18:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-49-73.
  • X-15A N.Scan/BLN/Tail test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 6005 kph. Maximum Altitude - 90099 m. Astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1965 October 14 - . 20:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-61-101.
  • X-15A MIT,Pace transducer test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5718 kph. Maximum Altitude - 81230 m. Astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

1965 October 27 - . 18:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-51-75.
  • X-15A N.Scan/BLN test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5662 kph. Maximum Altitude - 72210 m..

1966 May 6 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-63-104. FAILURE: Pump failure forces emergency landing at Delamar Dry Lake..
  • X-15A AD/MuMet/Scan/SB Aeronomy/Meteor/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Premature engine shutdown at 32 sec. Maximum Speed - 2307 kph. Maximum Altitude - 20850 m..

1966 July 21 - . 20:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-46-83.
  • X-15A-2 Alt,ST,Abl TPS test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5741 kph. Maximum Altitude - 58610 m..

1966 July 28 - . 18:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-65-108.
  • X-15A MuMet/HS/SB/RAS Technology/Meteor/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5957 kph. Maximum Altitude - 73700 m..

1966 August 3 - . 16:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-47-84.
  • X-15A-2 ST, Base drag test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5535 kph. Maximum Altitude - 75890 m. UV photos of stars in Auriga..

1966 August 11 - . 17:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-66-111.
  • X-15A HS,MuMet,SB,Gas Technology/Meteor/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5776 kph. Maximum Altitude - 76500 m. Record dynamic pressure..

1966 August 12 - . 18:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 2-48-85.
  • X-15A-2 ST,Pitot,Base drag test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5586 kph. Maximum Altitude - 70440 m..

1966 August 19 - . 18:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-54-80.
  • X-15A BLN,OBE,H Test/Aeronomy mission? - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5804 kph. Maximum Altitude - 54250 m..

1966 August 25 - . 17:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-67-112. FAILURE: Inertial malfunction during re-entry..
  • X-15A HS/MuMet/Gas Technology/Meteor/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5701 kph. Maximum Altitude - 78490 m. Collected micrometeorites and extraterrestrial dust..

1966 September 14 - . 20:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-55-82.
  • X-15A MuMet/Solar spec Technology/Meteor/Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5770 kph. Maximum Altitude - 22980 m. JPL spectrometer measured solar flux; radiometer characterized exhaust plume in UV for reconnsat sensors; collected micrometeorites..

1967 April 28 - . 17:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-71-121.
  • X-15A WTR/HS/E loads Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5985 kph. Maximum Altitude - 50900 m..

1967 June 15 - . 18:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-72-125.
  • X-15A HS/Stab/WTR Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5802 kph. Maximum Altitude - 69890 m..

1967 November 15 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-65-97. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-15A UVPL/Solar/MM/SA TPS Technology/Meteor/Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi). Summary: Fatal accident, aircraft destroyed. After reaching peak altitude, entered spin at Mach 5. Entered dive at 30,000 m, began high frequency pitch oscillations, disintegrated when these reached 15 Gs.Maximum Speed - 5744 kph. Maximum Altitude - 81080 m..

1968 April 4 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-75-133.
  • X-15A CO/WTR/SA TPS Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5808 kph. Maximum Altitude - 57150 m..

1968 April 26 - . 19:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Delamar Dry Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 37.3 N x 114.9 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-76-134.
  • X-15A SA TPS/HS Test/Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5704 kph. Maximum Altitude - 63090 m..

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