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Palmdale Omni DZ
Part of Edwards Family
Air-launched rocket drop zone.

Longitude: -117.9700 deg. Latitude: 34.6800 deg.



Family: Air Drop Zone. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: X-15. Launch Sites: Palmachim.

1960 September 23 - . 17:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. FAILURE: Engines fail..
  • X-15A test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi). Maximum Speed - 1783 kph. Maximum Altitude - 16168 m. Premature shutdown of both XLR-11's. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1960 October 20 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008.
  • X-15A Stability/Control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi). Maximum Speed - 2059 kph. Maximum Altitude - 16398 m. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1960 October 28 - . 17:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008.
  • X-15A Stability/Control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi). Maximum Speed - 2145 kph. Maximum Altitude - 15453 m. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1960 November 4 - . 20:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008.
  • X-15A Stability/Control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi). Maximum Speed - 2071 kph. Maximum Altitude - 14905 m. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1960 November 17 - . 20:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 003.
  • X-15A test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi). Maximum Speed - 2018 kph. Maximum Altitude - 16688 m. Lower XLR-11 shutdown but restarted. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1960 November 30 - . 18:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008.
  • X-15A test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi). Maximum Speed - 1858 kph. Maximum Altitude - 14886 m. Only 7 of 8 XLR-11 chambers ignited. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1960 December 9 - . 19:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008.
  • X-15A Ball nose, Stabil. test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi). First hot nose flight. Maximum Speed - 1911 kph. Maximum Altitude - 15269 m. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..

1961 February 1 - . 18:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Palmdale Omni DZ. Launch Pad: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 008.
  • X-15A Ball/side controller test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi). Maximum Speed - 1949 kph. Maximum Altitude - 15170 m. Air dropped in Palmdale Omni DZ..


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