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Kwajalein LC38


Nike Zeus launch complex.

Longitude: 167.6546 deg.
Latitude: 8.9995 deg.
First Launch: 1963.03.21.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Zeus American anti-ballistic missile. First anti-ballistic missile tested by US. Protoypes were deployed operationally from the mid-Pacific test base as nuclear-tipped ASAT missiles. Cancelled 1966; replaced by the Spartan missile. 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 LC38 Chronology


1963 March 21 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • DM-15S Test 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

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