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Nevada Test Site



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Nevada Test Site
Credit: © Mark Wade
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.

Longitude: -116.1137 deg.
Latitude: 36.7715 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
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 Manufacturers and Agencies
  • AEC American agency overseeing development of rocket engines and rockets. Atomic Energy Commission, USA. Responsible for development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power applications. Became part of the newly-created Department of Energy in 1971. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites

Nevada Test Site 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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