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Associated Launch Sites
  • SvalRak Sounding rocket launch site, known to have been used for 41 launches from 1997 to 2004, reaching up to 1108 kilometers altitude. This launch site, on the arctic archipelago Svalbard, provides unique conditions for rocket studies of the dayside polar cusp, cleft and cap. The site is ideal for scientific exploration of the dayside aurora and processes in the magnetospheric boundary layer. More...

Sverdlovsk Chronology

1960 May 1 - . 05:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Sverdlovsk. Launch Vehicle: V-750.
  • U-2 intercept - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

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