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Johnston Island LC1
Part of Johnston Island Family
Redstone launch complex. Pad 1. Johnston Island east end.

First Launch: 1958-08-01. Last Launch: 1958-08-01. Number: 1 . Longitude: -169.5222 deg. Latitude: 16.7365 deg.



Launch Vehicles: Redstone, Nike Cajun, Nike Apache, Javelin, Strypi Antares. Launch Sites: Johnston Island.

1958 August 1 - . 09:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. FAILURE: Failure of tilt program device at lift-off causing vertical night flight did not preclude subsequent system operations and successful mission accomplishment..
  • Hardtack Teak Nuclear test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

    Teak was a rocket-launched test of a live W-39 nuclear warhead. Purpose was to measure the effects of high altitude nuclear explosions in order to design warheads for the Nike-Zeus anti-ballistic missile system. The Hardtack Configuration Redstone shot the 3.8 megaton warhead to an altitude of 77.8 km. This was the first rocket-launched nuclear test by the United States.


1962 July 9 - . 08:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi Antares.
  • STARFISH Diag P-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 820 km (500 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi Antares.
  • STARFISH Diag P-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 1,100 km (600 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi Antares.
  • STARFISH Diag P-7 - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 1,200 km (700 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH X-ray - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH X-ray/Beta - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH X-ray/RCS - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH X-ray/RCS - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH X-ray/RCS - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi Antares.
  • STARFISH Diag P-6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 1,030 km (640 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH RCS - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 176 km (109 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi Antares.
  • STARFISH Diag P-3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH Speedball - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH Speedball - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Javelin.
  • STARFISH Diag. - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Javelin.
  • STARFISH Diag. - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 640 km (390 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH Speedball - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Javelin.
  • STARFISH Diag. - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 640 km (390 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • STARFISH RCS - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1962 July 10 - . 15:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • STARFISH Na - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).


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