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Fort Wingate LC96


Storm-2, Hera launch complex.

Longitude: -108.5994 deg.
Latitude: 35.4487 deg.
First Launch: 1997.11.17.
Last Launch: 2002.03.21.
Number: 11 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Hera American target missile. Two stage vehicle used as a target for test of anti-ballistic missile systems. The vehicle consisted of surplus Minuteman 2 second and third stages (SR19AJ1 + M57A1). More...

Associated Launch Sites

Fort Wingate LC96 Chronology


1997 November 17 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 8. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MTV - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1998 March 2 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 9.
  • MBRV-3 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1998 December 14 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 11. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PAC-3 SCF Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1999 March 15 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 12.
  • BRV/PAC-3 SCF Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1999 May 25 - . 11:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 14. FAILURE: Failure.
  • BRV/THAAD Target 5 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1999 September 16 - . 13:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 17.
  • BRV/PAC-3 DT-3 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

2000 February 5 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 18.
  • MBRV-3/PAC-3 DT-5 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

2000 October 14 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2. LV Configuration: Storm-2 MTTV.
  • PAC-3 DT-6 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

2001 March 31 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 19/MBRV-3.
  • MBRV-3/PAC-3 DT-8a Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

2001 July 9 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 20/MBRV-1E.
  • MBRV-1E/PAC DT/OT-9a Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

2002 March 21 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 21/MBRV-3.
  • PAC-3 OT/DT-1 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

2009 September 16 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera JASDF Target.
  • PAC-3 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2009 October 15 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera ATM-48 Target.
  • PAC-2 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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