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Midway Island SDZ


Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 1 launch in 2004, reaching up to 300 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -177.3800 deg.
Latitude: 28.1000 deg.

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Associated Countries
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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • LRALT American air-launched target rocket. Air-launched anti-ballistic missile target composed of two surplus SR19 states in tandem. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Midway Midway Island is approximately half way between North America and Asia. The uninhabited place was seized as an American possession in 1903 to provide a base for the first transpacific cable. It was later developed into a naval air station and figured importantly in early military and commercial aviation as a refuelling point for transpacific flights. It consists of two major atolls, Sand Island and Eastern Island, both of them almost entirely taken up by airfields. More...

Midway Island SDZ Chronology


2004 May 3 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Midway Island SDZ. Launch Pad: 25.0 N x 178.0 W. Launch Platform: C-17. Launch Vehicle: LRALT.
  • LRALT Demo test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: Air-launched from a C-17. The LRALT missile boosted a simulated reentry vehicle from a point just south of Midway Island to the vicinity of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands..

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