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Nevada Test Site Area 26


Castor-Orbus launch complex. Sounding rocket launcher

Longitude: -116.1137 deg.
Latitude: 36.7715 deg.
First Launch: 1997.02.10.
Last Launch: 1997.10.04.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Castor-Orbus American sounding rocket. Vehicle consisting 1 x Castor + 1 x Orbus 1, sometimes augmented with a Recruit booster stage. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Nevada Test Site Nuclear test site. Sounding rockets and test vehicles have been launched in support of US nuclear weapons development from the site since the 1950's. More...

Nevada Test Site Area 26 Chronology


1997 February 10 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Nevada Test Site. Launch Complex: Nevada Test Site Area 26. Launch Vehicle: Castor-Orbus. LV Configuration: Castor-Orbus Fusing Test.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1997 October 4 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Nevada Test Site. Launch Complex: Nevada Test Site Area 26. Launch Vehicle: Castor-Orbus. LV Configuration: Castor-Orbus Fusing Test. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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