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White Sands LC32


Storm-2, Hera launch complex. Launch site for anti-ballistic missile targets. These are most often test vehicles composed of surplus Minuteman ICBM stages.

Longitude: -106.4069 deg.
Latitude: 32.4068 deg.
First Launch: 1995.04.24.
Last Launch: 1998.09.24.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Hera American target missile. Two stage vehicle used as a target for test of anti-ballistic missile systems. The vehicle consisted of surplus Minuteman 2 second and third stages (SR19AJ1 + M57A1). More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...

White Sands LC32 Chronology


1956 October 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Ajax.
  • BTL PIT 1 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 March 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Ajax.
  • BTL PIT 100 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 June 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cell launcher test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 December 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cell launcher test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 March 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ZURF Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ZURF Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ATBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 February 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 6 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-7 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 February 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 March 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-9 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 March 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-10 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 May 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-11 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 May 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-12 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 June 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-13 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 July 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-14 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 August 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-15 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 August 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-16 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 August 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-17 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-18 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-19 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-21 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-20 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-22 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-23 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-24 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 September 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-25 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-26 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-27 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-28 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-29 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-32 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-30 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-33 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 October 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-31 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1965 November 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • BRL WS 5-34 - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1995 April 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Hera. LV Configuration: Hera 1.
  • BRV/Propulsion Test Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 275 km (170 mi).

1997 January 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MTTV/MTD-2 PAC Targ Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1997 September 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2.
  • MTTV-4/Patriot Targ Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1998 September 24 - . 12:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2.
  • MTTV/MTD-3 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; OSC. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

2004 July 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • ANSR Boost Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2005 October 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • ANSR Boost Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2006 February 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Gun Projectile 5-inch. LV Configuration: Gun Projectile 5-inch.
  • ANSR - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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