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Red Lake



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Red Lake
Credit: © Mark Wade
Sounding rocket range, known to have been used for 23 launches in 1979, reaching up to 215 kilometers altitude.

Location: Ontario.
Longitude: -93.4700 deg.
Latitude: 50.8800 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Arcas The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...
  • Astrobee Aerojet-designed family of sounding rockets conceived as a lower-cost replacement of the liquid-propellant Aerobee. More...
  • Black Brant The Black Brant originated in a 1957 Canadian government requirement for a sounding rocket to characterize the ionosphere in order to improve military communications. Bristol Aerospace of Winnipeg, Manitoba was selected to design the rocket, while the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment (CARDE) was responsible for the propellant and filling. The lighter production version of the vehicle was renamed Black Brant. Later versions of Black Brant used a variety of booster and upper stages to supplement the original single-stage vehicle. More...
  • Hawk American surface-to-air missile and sounding rocket family. More...
  • Honest John Unguided single-stage solid-propellant US Army missile developed by Douglas Aircraft. It was later used as the booster stage for a range of sounding rockets, test vehicles, and targets. More...
  • Loki American unguided solid-propellant barrage anti-aircraft rocket adapted to use as a meteorological sounding rocket. More...
  • Nike Single stage vehicles consisting first of just the Nike booster were initially fired in the course of development of the Nike-Ajax surface-to-air missile. Later it was used occasionally as a sounding rocket, but much more often as the boost stage of a multi-stage sounding rocket. More...

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...
  • Nike Iroquois American sounding rocket. Aerojet developed the Nike-Iroquois (also called Niro) to fulfill a US Air Force requirement for a low-cost sounding rocket with roll control and high structural strength. More...
  • Super Arcas American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle, improved version of the original Arcas with a lengthened motor burning for 40 seconds. Payload 4 kg to 100 km or 8 kg to 40 km. More...
  • Super Loki American sounding rocket. Larger-diameter version of single-stage Loki sounding rocket, developed originally for NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center. More...
  • Nike Orion American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle. Payload 68 kg to 190 km or 204 kg to 90 km. The Nike motor had three equally spaced unmodified Ajax fins, and the Orion motor had four fins on the aft end arranged in a cruciform configuration to provide stability. The first stage Nike booster had an action time of 3.2 seconds. The second stage ignited 9 seconds after liftoff and had an action time of 32 seconds. Capability 68 kg payload to 190 kilometers or a 204 kg payload to 90 kilometers when launched from sea level at an 85 degree launch angle. More...
  • Taurus Orion American sounding rocket. 2 stage vehicle composed of 1 x Taurus (Honest John motor) + 1 x Orion. Payload 68 kg to 260 km or 227 kg to 140 km. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Red Lake CHK Tomahawk Sandia, Nike, Loki, Honest John, Hawk, Black Brant, Arcas launch complex. Chukuni Range More...

Red Lake Chronology


1979 February 19 - . 20:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse pre Sonde - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 23 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse pre Sonde - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 24 - . 15:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse pre Sonde - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 24 - . 16:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.1020UE.
  • Range check mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). Summary: Range check. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 24 - . 16:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-1.
  • Electron density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 24 - . 17:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-10.
  • Eclipse preparatory aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Eclipse Prep. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 25 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas.
  • Eclipse Ne - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 25 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-05.
  • Eclipse preparatory aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Eclipse Prep. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 25 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse Sonde - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 26 - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Taurus Orion. LV Configuration: Taurus Orion NASA 33.03UA.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1979 February 26 - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Taurus Orion. LV Configuration: Taurus Orion NASA 33.04UE.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1979 February 26 - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois GL A07.712-2.
  • Eclipse DEN Sphere Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi). Summary: Eclipse DEN. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5A. LV Configuration: Black Brant VA AMF-VA-51.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 16:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion GL A12.9A1.
  • Eclipse ASL-SE-79A1 Eclipse aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi). Summary: Eclipse ASL-SE-79A1. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 16:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion GL A12.9B1.
  • Eclipse ASL-SE-79B1 Eclipse aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi). Summary: Eclipse ASL-SE-79B1. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D. LV Configuration: Astrobee D NASA 23.09UE.
  • Plasma / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 16:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion GL A12.9A2.
  • Eclipse LWIR Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi). Summary: Eclipse LWIR. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 16:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.1021UE.
  • Eclipse Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi). Summary: Eclipse. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 16:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Paiute Tomahawk GL A10.802-1.
  • Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 16:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-06.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Eclipse. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 16:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.1022UE.
  • Eclipse Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi). Summary: Eclipse. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 17:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-07.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Eclipse. Launched from Red Lake, Chukuni Range, Ontario, Canada - Latitude: 50.88 N, Longitude:93.47 W..

1979 February 26 - . 17:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Paiute Tomahawk GL A10.802-2.
  • Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas.
  • Eclipse Ne - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse Sonde - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 03:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-08.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki CMSL-09.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse Met Probe - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D. LV Configuration: Astrobee D NASA 23.10UE.
  • Plasma / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 13:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas CMSA-09.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas.
  • Eclipse Ne - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 14:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki CMSL-10.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki.
  • Eclipse Met Probe - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

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