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Kwajalein IL


Sprint launch complex. Illegini Island

Longitude: 167.4753 deg.
Latitude: 9.0856 deg.
First Launch: 1972.03.16.
Last Launch: 1973.11.29.
Number: 6 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Sprint Nuclear-armed point defense anti-ballistic missile, an incredible high-acceleration weapon that would intercept incoming Soviet ICBMs in the atmosphere within 15 seconds of launch. Deployment limited by arms agreements and only 70 were briefly in service in 1975-1976. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Kwajalein The US military base located on this Pacific island group has major tracking facilities and is near the impact area for dummy warheads fired by ICBM's from Vandenberg AFB. It is a key test location for anti-ballistic missile systems. More...

Kwajalein IL Chronology


1972 March 16 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein IL. Launch Vehicle: Sprint. LV Configuration: Sprint ABM FLA-63.
  • Safeguard M2-7 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1972 May 24 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein IL. Launch Vehicle: Sprint. LV Configuration: Sprint ABM FLA-59.
  • Safeguard M2-10 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1972 December 5 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein IL. Launch Vehicle: Sprint. LV Configuration: Sprint ABM FLA-58.
  • SAFEGUARD M2-21 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1973 July 20 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein IL. Launch Vehicle: Sprint. LV Configuration: Sprint ABM FLA-54.
  • Safeguard M2-18 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1973 November 2 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein IL. Launch Vehicle: Sprint. LV Configuration: Sprint ABM PAVT-2.
  • Safeguard M2-38 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1973 November 29 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein IL. Launch Vehicle: Sprint. LV Configuration: Sprint ABM FLA-65.
  • Safeguard M2-25 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

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