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Gan Island


Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 21 launches from 1969 to 1970, reaching up to 66 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: 73.1567 deg.
Latitude: -0.6933 deg.

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Gan Island Chronology


1969 April 16 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1969 April 18 - . 14:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1969 April 21 - . 14:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1969 April 23 - . 14:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1969 April 24 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1969 April 27 - . 19:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1969 April 29 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1969 May 1 - . 20:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1969 May 3 - . 13:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1969 May 3 - . 19:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1969 September 23 - . 14:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1969 September 26 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 31 km (19 mi).

1970 March 10 - . 14:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 13 - . 14:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 14 - . 14:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 16 - . 14:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 18 - . 14:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 20 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 22 - . 15:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 March 23 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Kookaburra.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 8 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 10 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 4 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 1 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 2 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 5 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 7 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 12 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 3 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 11 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 9 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 Sep - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Gan Diurnal 6 - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1972 Jul - . Launch Site: Gan Island. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • - . Nation: Maldives. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

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