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Bay of Biscay Launch Area
Submarine-launched ballistic missile launch area.

AKA: SNLE. First Launch: 1983-01-01. Last Launch: 2005-02-01. Number: 8 . Location: Brittany. Longitude: -4.5000 deg. Latitude: 47.5000 deg.



Subtopics

Bay of Biscay Launch Area CEL SLBM Launch Zone, Bay of Biscay, off Brittany

Bay of Biscay Launch Area ZLS SLBM Launch Zone, Bay of Biscay, off Brittany, off Biscarosse

Family: Sea Launch Area. Country: France. Launch Vehicles: MSBS M20, MSBS M4, MSBS M45. Launch Sites: Bay of Biscay Launch Area CEL, Bay of Biscay Launch Area ZLS.

1983 - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S655. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi). Launched from Zone de lancement SNLE, Golfe de Gascogne, Bretagne - Latitude: 47.50 N - Longitude: 4.50 W..

1996 September 19 - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S616. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M45.
  • Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1999 May 4 - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S615. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi). Launched from Zone de lancement SNLE, Golfe de Gascogne, Bretagne - Latitude: 47.50 N, Longitude:4.50 W..

1999 May 4 - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S617. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M45.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi). Launched from Zone de lancement SNLE, Golfe de Gascogne, Bretagne - Latitude: 47.50 N, Longitude:4.50 W..

2001 April 17 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S615. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M45.
  • M51 Research and development (to CSG) test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi). Launched from Zone de lancement SNLE, Golfe de Gascogne, Bretagne - Latitude: 47.50 N - Longitude: 4.50 W..

2004 June 1 - . 22:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S618. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M45.
  • ME-34 Teutates test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi). Launched from Zone de lancement SNLE, Golfe de Gascogne, Bretagne - Latitude: 47.50 N - Longitude: 4.50 W..

2005 February 1 - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.5 N x 4.5 W. Launch Platform: S616. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M45.
  • Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

2010 July 10 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Platform: S612. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • RV x 6 - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2013 May 5 - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay launch area. Launch Complex: Bay of Biscay launch area. Launch Pad: SSBN Le Vigilant. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M20. FAILURE: Destroyed after a first stage failure..
  • MSBS M21 Launch Failure - . Nation: France. Destroyed after a first stage failure..

2013 May 5 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.63 N x 4.05 W. Launch Platform: S618. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2016 July 1 - . 07:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Platform: S616. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • RV x 6? - . Nation: France. Type: Test. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test mission. Impacted in North Atlantic..


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