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Kindley



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Kindley
Credit: © Mark Wade
Weather rocket launch site, known to have been used for 21 launches from 1962 to 1971, reaching up to 90 kilometers altitude.

Location: Kindley AFB, Coopers Island, Bermuda.
Longitude: -64.6858 deg.
Latitude: 32.3618 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Arcas The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...
  • Deacon The Deacon was an advanced solid rocket motor design cancelled at the end of World War II. In 1947 NACA began using reworked surplus motors to boost instrumented subscale aircraft models to speeds of up to Mach 4. They became a workhorse for the Agency's aerodynamic research, resulting in new production. Thousands were flown, until, by the end of the 1950's, supersonic wind tunnels took over the job. More...
  • Viper Single stage sounding rocket developed as a follow-on to the Loki-Dart. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Arcas American sounding rocket. The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...
  • Deacon Judi American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Deacon + 1 x Judi III More...
  • Viper-Dart American sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket that delivered a 1-m diameter inflatable sphere to 90 km to meaure winds aloft. More...
  • Rocketsonde American sounding rocket. Meteorological sounding rockets that could use Loki Datasonde, Arcas, or Deacon rockets as the booster. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Kindley Chronology


1962 January 21 - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 January 21 - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1963 April 30 - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Judi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 April 30 - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Judi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1964 August 18 - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Reentry 4 Calibration Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1964 August 18 - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Reentry 4 Calibration (1of6) Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 10 - . 04:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 10 - . 06:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Sphere Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 10 - . 07:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 10 - . 08:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Sphere Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 11 - . 00:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Sphere Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 11 - . 01:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 11 - . 02:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Sphere Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 11 - . 03:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Sphere Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 11 - . 22:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 11 - . 23:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 October 1 - . 22:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Met Para, Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1971 June 20 - . 15:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • PAET Arcasonde Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Ames. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1971 June 20 - . 17:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • PAET Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Ames. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1971 June 20 - . 22:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • PAET Arcasonde Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Ames. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1971 June 21 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • PAET Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Ames. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

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