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Eniwetok
Eniwetok
Eniwetok
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Eniwetok Proving Grounds. Nuclear test site. Sounding rockets were launched from here to monitor nuclear blast effects and fallout.

AKA: EPG. First Launch: 1957-09-25. Last Launch: 1958-08-01. Number: 7 . Location: Eniwetok Proving Grounds, Eniwetok (Enewetak) Atoll, Marshall Islands. Longitude: 162.3249 deg. Latitude: 11.3399 deg.



Family: Suborbital Launch Site. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Doorknob 2, Farside. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 2.

1957 September 25 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. Launch Vehicle: Farside. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Shot 1 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 October 3 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. Launch Vehicle: Farside.
  • Shot 2 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1957 October 7 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. Launch Vehicle: Farside. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Shot 3 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi).

1957 October 11 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. Launch Vehicle: Farside. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Shot 4 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 October 20 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. Launch Vehicle: Farside.
  • Shot 5 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 5,000 km (3,100 mi).

1957 October 22 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. Launch Vehicle: Farside.
  • Shot 6 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 5,000 km (3,100 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).


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