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Fort Bliss MCG


Pershing, Excalibur Target System launch complex. McGregor Range

Longitude: -106.1526 deg.
Latitude: 32.0737 deg.
First Launch: 1971.09.23.
Last Launch: 2000.05.04.
Number: 63 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Excalibur Target System The Canadian-made Excalibur Target System was a boosted dart ballistic rocket whose flight could be tailored to simulate various threats for anti-tactical ballistic missile (TBM) system tests. The solid-propellant launched the dart segment to the necessary angle and velocity for the mission. The dart then separated from the booster. It carried a sophisticated electronic RFSAS Radio Frequency Signature Augmentation System, which electronically enlarged the target's radar cross-section to mimic the larger missile appropriate to the mission. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Fort Bliss Military testing range. In use from 1945 to present. Known to have been used for 75 major launches from 1963 to 2000, reaching up to 365 kilometers altitude. More...

Fort Bliss MCG Chronology


1958 April 28 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS IMB 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS IMB 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 7 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 July 10 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Field qual - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1970 Oct - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 1.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Oct - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 4.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Oct - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 2.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Oct - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 3.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Nov - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 8.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Nov - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 5.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Nov - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 6.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Nov - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 9.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 Nov - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike J 7.
  • Japan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: JDA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1971 September 23 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. LV Configuration: Pershing 1A Imp. T01. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-206 FtSill - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1971 September 30 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. LV Configuration: Pershing 1A Imp. T02. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-207 FtSill - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1971 October 22 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. LV Configuration: Pershing 1A - T03.
  • X-208 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1971 October 27 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-209 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1971 November 9 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. LV Configuration: Pershing 1A - T05.
  • X-210 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1971 November 9 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. LV Configuration: Pershing 1A OffR 150? T06.
  • X-211 FtSill - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 June 19 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-252 FtSill F1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 June 19 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-253 US7A F2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 June 27 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-254 US 7th Army F3 Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 June 27 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-255 US 7th Army F4 Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 July 17 - . 14:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-256 BRD F5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 July 17 - . 16:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-257 BRD F6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 July 26 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • X-259 BRD F8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 July 26 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-258 BRD F7 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 October 17 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-292 FtSill - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 October 17 - . 15:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-293 FtSill - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 October 31 - . 15:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-294 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 October 31 - . 16:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-295 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 November 25 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-296 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 November 25 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-297 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 December 6 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-298 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 December 6 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-299 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1975 October 7 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-320 BRD-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1975 October 7 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-321 BRD-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1975 October 21 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-322 BRD-3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1975 October 21 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-323 BRD-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 January 15 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-324 9FA - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 January 15 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-325 9FA - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 January 15 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-326 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 January 15 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-327 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 May 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-328 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 May 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-329 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 May 18 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-330 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 May 18 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-331 BRD - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 June 2 - . 15:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-332 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1976 June 2 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-333 US7A - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 May 3 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • WS-245/P-337 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 May 3 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • WS-244/P-336 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 May 17 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • WS-247/P-339 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 May 17 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • WS-246/P-338 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 May 31 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-341 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 May 31 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-340 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 June 14 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • WS-250/P-342 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 June 14 - . 14:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-343 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 November 18 - . 15:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-344 / WS-252 / P-IIR&D operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1977 December 9 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • P-345 / WS-253 / P-IIR&D operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1981 October 21 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • AO-212 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1982 November 19 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1983 February 1 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1983 March 13 - . 16:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1 6.
  • ED-4 (1-stage) - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1983 April 24 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1 9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1983 May 6 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1983 June 24 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1983 July 16 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi).

1983 September 18 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 2. LV Configuration: Pershing 2-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1999 July 1 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1999 July 1 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1999 July 1 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

2000 May 3 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

2000 May 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

2000 May 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

2000 May 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

2000 May 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Excalibur Target System.
  • TBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

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