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Tonopah UL3


Malemute launch complex. Universal Launcher No. 3

Longitude: -116.7795 deg.
Latitude: 37.7965 deg.
First Launch: 1976.07.22.
Last Launch: 1976.07.24.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
Associated Launch Sites
  • Tonopah Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site. Conducted launches in support of US nuclear weapons development programs. Known to have been used for 93 launches from 1957 to 1986, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude. More...

Tonopah UL3 Chronology


1976 July 22 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah UL3. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-006.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1976 July 24 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah UL3. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-007. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

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