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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.

Longitude: -177.3806 deg.
Latitude: 28.2018 deg.

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Associated Launch Sites
  • Midway Island SDZ Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 1 launch in 2004, reaching up to 300 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Midway Island NDZ Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 1 launch in 2005, reaching up to 300 kilometers altitude. More...

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