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Grand Turk Island DZ


Rocket air-launch position known to have been used for 7 launches from 1976 to 1978, reaching up to 10 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -71.0000 deg.
Latitude: 21.5000 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Hound Dog First American air-launched cruise missile to become operational. Based on Navaho technology. More...
  • SRAM Short Range Attack Missile, a relatively small standoff missile for use by USAF's B-52 and FB-111A strategic bombers. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Hound Dog First American air-launched cruise missile to become operational. Based on Navaho technology. More...
  • SRAM American Short Range Attack Missile, an air-launched nuclear-armed solid-propellant stand-off weapon to allow B-52 and FB-111 bombers to penetrate Soviet air space. In service 1972-1990. Retired after the collapse of the Soviet Union. More...

Associated Programs
  • Navaho The Navaho intercontinental cruise missile project was begun just after World War II, at a time when the US Army Air Force considered ballistic missiles to be technically impractical. The Navaho required a large liquid propellant rocket engine to get its Mach 3 ramjet up to ignition speed. This engine, derived with German assistance from that of the V-2, provided the basis for the rockets that would later take Americans into space. More...

Associated Launch Sites

Grand Turk Island DZ Chronology


1959 April 23 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 001.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Program: Navaho. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: First Hound Dog test launch..

1974 August 20 - . 11:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 March 25 - . 12:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 April 21 - . 12:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 May 12 - . 11:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 May 12 - . 11:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 May 23 - . 11:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 May 23 - . 11:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 November 13 - . 13:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 November 14 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 November 24 - . 13:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1976 April 14 - . 12:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1976 April 14 - . 12:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1976 December 14 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1976 December 14 - . 12:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1977 April 14 - . 11:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. LV Configuration: SRAM Case 29.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1977 December 14 - . 12:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. LV Configuration: SRAM Case 33.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1978 March 1 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52G. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. LV Configuration: SRAM Case 34.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1978 July 20 - . 11:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. LV Configuration: SRAM Case 30.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1978 December 13 - . 11:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: 21.0 N x 70.0 W. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. LV Configuration: SRAM Case 33.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 January 17 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 January 19 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 January 19 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 February 7 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 November 28 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 December 12 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1979 December 12 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1980 February 6 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1980 November 5 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1981 December 9 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: FB-111. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM. LV Configuration: SRAM Case 85.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1983 June 22 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1983 July 26 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Cape Canaveral. Launch Platform: B-52. LV Family: SRAM. Launch Vehicle: SRAM.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

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