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Johnston Island LC2
Part of Johnston Island Family
Redstone launch complex. Pad 2. Johnston Island east end.

First Launch: 1958-08-12. Last Launch: 1958-08-12. Number: 1 . Longitude: -169.5226 deg. Latitude: 16.7369 deg.



Launch Vehicles: Redstone. Launch Sites: Johnston Island.

1958 August 12 - . 09:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island LC2. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. FAILURE: Guidance system malfunction at 70 seconds which did not preclude subsequent system operations and successful mission accomplishment..
  • Hardtack Orange Nuclear test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 41 km (25 mi).

    Orange was a rocket-launched test of the W-39 warhead. Purpose was to measure the effects of high altitude nuclear explosions in order to design warheads for Nike-Zeus anti-ballistic missile system. The Hardtack Configuration Redstone shot the 3.8 megaton warhead to an altitude of 43 km.



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