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Rarotonga


Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 5 launches in 1965, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude.

Longitude: -159.8061 deg.
Latitude: -21.2024 deg.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Tomahawk American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Tomahawk upper stage. Payload 45 kg to 370 km or 115 kg to 215 km. More...

Rarotonga Chronology


1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rarotonga. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-9 Sandia 152-78.
  • LASL Eclipse Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rarotonga. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-9 Sandia 152-75.
  • LASL Eclipse Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rarotonga. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-9 Sandia 152-74.
  • LASL Eclipse Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rarotonga. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-9 Sandia 152-76.
  • LASL Eclipse Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rarotonga. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-9 Sandia 152-77.
  • LASL Eclipse Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

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