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Indian Ocean


Launches from naval vessels at undocumented locations in the Indian Ocean accounted for 8 launches from 1967 to 1976, reaching up to 150 kilometers altitude.

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See also
  • M-100 Two-stage, solid propellant, fin stabilized, unguided Russian sounding rocket, fired in greater numbers than any other. At least 6,640 of all models were fired to the edge of space before the vehicle was discontinued in 1990. 4,908 of the basic M-100 model were fired from 1957-07-11 to 1983-09-28. More...
  • MR-12 The MR-12 sounding rocket was developed by the Soviet Union as a modern replacement for the MR-1 Meteo. It was a single stage solid rocket with a 170 kg payload. Payload section 1.55 m long, 0.445 m in diameter. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • M-100 Two-stage, solid propellant, fin stabilized, unguided Russian sounding rocket, fired in greater numbers than any other. At least 6,640 of all models were fired to the edge of space before the vehicle was discontinued in 1990. 4,908 of the basic M-100 model were fired from 1957-07-11 to 1983-09-28. More...
  • MR-12 Russian sounding rocket. The MR-12 sounding rocket was developed by the Soviet Union as a modern replacement for the MR-1 Meteo. It was a single stage solid rocket with a 170 kg payload. Payload section 1.55 m long, 0.445 m in diameter. More...

Indian Ocean Chronology


1967 May 7 - . 15:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 0.5 S x 87.3 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 May 14 - . 17:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 13.0 S x 61.2 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionos - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 June 13 - . 16:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 39.5 S x 60.1 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 June 15 - . 16:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 47.7 S x 59.8 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 June 17 - . 16:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 56.1 S x 59.8 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 June 17 - . 21:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 60.0 S x 60.2 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 August 11 - . 20:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 20.0 S x 65.0 E. Launch Platform: VOKV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1970 February 26 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Atomic O - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1976 November 1 - . Launch Site: Indian Ocean. Launch Pad: 15.0 S x 63.0 E. Launch Platform: VISE. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12. LV Configuration: MR-12 IOR?.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

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