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Eglin A-15


Tomahawk Sandia, Honest John launch complex. Site A-15, Santa Rosa Island

Longitude: -86.8080 deg.
Latitude: 30.3870 deg.
First Launch: 1977.02.26.
Last Launch: 1980.12.12.
Number: 12 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • HJ Nike Hydac American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x M-6 + 1 x Nike + 1 x Hydac More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Eglin This US Air Force proving ground and missile test range, based in Valparaiso, Florida and extending over a vast expanse of the Gulf of Mexico, was founded in 1935, In early 1946 the First Experimental Guided Missiles Group was activated at Eglin. The highly-instrumented Eglin Gulf Test Range supported flight tests of Bomarc, Matador, Quail, and Hound Dog cruise missiles. Both the military and NASA used Eglin to support launch of sounding rockets in support of their programs. Eglin was known to have been used for 441 launches from 1959 to 1980, reaching up to 686 kilometers altitude. The actual number of missile tests was many times greater. More...

Eglin A-15 Chronology


1959 March 10 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Vehicle: Nike.
  • Cree III 28-1 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 April 23 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 29-2 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1959 June 19 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 30-3 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 July 10 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 31-4 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 September 2 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 32-5 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 23 km (14 mi).

1977 February 26 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS BETTY Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 2 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS CAROLYN Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 7 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS DIANNE Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 13 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS ESTER Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 March 14 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS FERN Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1980 December 4 - . 23:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES GAIL Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 6 - . 23:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES HOPE Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 8 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES IRIS Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 8 - . 23:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES beacon 1 Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 8 - . 23:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES beacon 2 Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 12 - . 23:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES JAN Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 December 12 - . 23:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk.
  • PLACES PPPE Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; DNA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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