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USA SMDC
American agency. US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, USA.

AKA: USA.



Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands, Fort Wingate, Kwajalein.

1995 June 26 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IX. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ETCE-11 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1995 June 29 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IX.
  • ETCE-12 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1998 November 20 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: M56A1.
  • TTV-1 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 322 km (200 mi).

1999 September 16 - . 13:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Hera.
  • BRV/PAC-3 DT-3 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

2001 November 9 - . 18:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS. FAILURE: Failure.
  • BMDO Radar Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2004 September 29 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • CMP-4A Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA, USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

2004 October 6 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • CMP-4B Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA, USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

2004 December 15 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS.
  • IFT-13c Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Target for ballistic missile defence intercept test. Launch successful, but anti-ballistic missile that was to intercept it never left silo. Impacted in Pacific Ocean. Delayed from January, August, November, December 9 and 12.

2005 February 14 - . 06:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS.
  • IFT-14 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2006 February 23 - . 16:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS.
  • GMD FT04-1 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2006 April 13 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • CMCM-1 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA, USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

    A two-stage SR19 rocket was flown from the Kaui Test Facility in the Pacific Missile Range Facility. The payload included the deployment of complex countermeasures, a mock reentry vehicle, an onboard sensor package. This series of radar certification flight was initially part of the Block 2004 effort.


2006 April 28 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • CMCM-2 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA, USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

    This countermeasures test was a repeat of the one held on April 13, 2006. MDA tested its radars in the Pacific Missile Test Facility in Hawaii against a target missile that carried countermeasures, a mock warhead, and an onboard sensor package. No interceptor missiles were used.


2006 September 1 - . 17:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS.
  • GMD FTG-02 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2007 May 25 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GMD FTG-03 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2007 September 28 - . 20:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS.
  • GMD FTG-03a Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).


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