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Railroad Valley Lake DZ


Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 2 launches in 1968, reaching up to 81 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -116.1800 deg.
Latitude: 38.2200 deg.

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Railroad Valley Lake DZ Chronology


1968 July 16 - . 22:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Railroad Valley Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 38.2 N x 116.2 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-78-138.
  • X-15A WTR/HS/SB/FAB/FP Test/Technology/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5442 kph. Maximum Altitude - 67510 m..

1968 August 21 - . 16:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Railroad Valley Lake DZ. Launch Pad: 38.2 N x 116.2 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-79-139.
  • X-15A WTR/HS/SB/FAB/FP Test/Technology/Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 5540 kph. Maximum Altitude - 81530 m. Astronaut wings flight (USAF definition)..

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