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Juno test vehicle
Part of Minuteman Family
2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SR19AJ1 + 1 x M57A1.

AKA: Juno. Status: Active. First Launch: 1998-11-06. Last Launch: 2015-12-10. Number: 5 .



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Fort Wingate LC96.

1998 November 6 - . 01:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Juno test vehicle.
  • ait-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC, USAF. Apogee: 715 km (444 mi).

2010 February 17 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Juno test vehicle.
  • PAC-3 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2011 March 2 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Juno test vehicle.
  • Patriot Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

    Orbital Patriot Target Vehicle (PTV); served as an intercept target for the Lower Tier Project Office Patriot missile defense system. The PTV was launched from Fort Wingate Launch Complex-96 into White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It flew a southerly trajectory over New Mexicoand was intercepted by the Patriot Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor system during reentry.


2012 September 13 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Juno test vehicle.
  • Patriot Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Target for Patriot missile defense test. The US Army/Orbital Juno target missile was similar to the old Hera, consisting of surplus Minuteman SR19 and M57A1 solid rocket motors..

2015 December 10 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Juno test vehicle.
  • PAC-3 Target - . Nation: USA. Type: ABM Target. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM Target mission. Impacted in White Sands..


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