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Edwards AFB DZ


Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 3 launches in 1959, reaching up to 117 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -117.8538 deg.
Latitude: 34.9675 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Viper Single stage sounding rocket developed as a follow-on to the Loki-Dart. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • ALSOR American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F-104A Starfighter + 1 x Viper I More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Edwards Edwards Air Force Base, originally known as Muroc Field, is the main test flight centre for the US Air Force. It has been used since the 1940's for flight test of advanced aircraft, rocketplanes, and air-dropped aerospace vehicles launched from B-29, B-50, B-52, F-15, 747 or L-1011 carrier aircraft. More...

Edwards AFB DZ Chronology


1959? - . Launch Site: Edwards AFB DZ. Launch Pad: 34.9 N x 117.8 W. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • Model A (F2) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

1959? - . Launch Site: Edwards AFB DZ. Launch Pad: 34.9 N x 117.8 W. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • NOTS Viperscan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1959? - . Launch Site: Edwards AFB DZ. Launch Pad: 34.9 N x 117.8 W. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • Model A (F1) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

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