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North Atlantic Drop Zone


Launch area used for Hound Dog missile tests.

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North Atlantic Drop Zone Chronology


1959 June 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 003.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 August 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 002.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 October 30 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 005.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 December 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 007.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 December 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 008.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 25 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 011.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 2796.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 2792.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 March 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 009.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 March 24 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 012.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 014.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 May 17 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 015.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 May 24 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 017.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 June 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 018.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 June 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 023.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 August 1 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 024.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 August 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 026.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 October 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 027.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 October 25 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 November 2 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 November 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 December 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 031.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 030.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 10 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 11.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 28 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 12.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 10 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 032.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 24 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 033.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 034.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 25 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 035.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 27 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 14.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 27 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 13.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 19 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 025.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 22 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 036.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 July 7 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 038. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 1 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 037.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 020.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 3 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 029.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 15.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 November 1 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 044.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2130.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-2.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2131.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-4.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 30 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-5.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 February 6 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-7.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 February 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 14 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-8. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-9.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-12.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 June 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-16.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 June 26 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-18.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 August 14 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-3.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 October 17 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-10.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 December 17 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2202.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 January 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-232.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 60-2211.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 61-2332.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 61-2331.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 June 3 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 June 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 October 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 62-149.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 July 8 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 59-2827.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 July 8 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 59-2839.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 July 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 61-221.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0183.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0188.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0131.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0137.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 September 2 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 612-155.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 September 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2181.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 September 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 602-135.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 August 26 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 60-2185.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 August 30 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 60-2185.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

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