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Wake Island
Wake Island
Wake Island
Credit: © Mark Wade
US Pacific test vehicle launch site. In use from 1974 for launches of re-entry test vehicles and anti-ballistic missile targets.

First Launch: 1974-02-13. Last Launch: 2013-09-10. Number: 20 . Location: Wake Island. Longitude: 166.6177 deg. Latitude: 19.2900 deg.



Family: Suborbital Launch Site. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Athena H, HPB, Castor 4A, Castor 4B, SR19/SR19. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 2, 9593.

1970 October 21 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Super Chief. Launch Vehicle: Super Chief I.
  • Diagnostic Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1974 February 13 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). The first-launch in the HAVE MILL program occurred; the launch vehicle was an Athena H, and the launch site was the Wake Island Launch Complex. .

1974 March 9 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 March 24 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 3 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 May 19 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 4 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 May 29 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 5 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 June 13 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 6 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 June 23 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 7 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

    An Athena H was launched from Wake Island in the HAVE MILL program, the Army Special Targets Program. This was the seventh Athena H launched in support of Army requirements and the final programmed use of the Athena H test missile by SAMSO*s Deputy for Reentry Systems.


1992 October 16 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. Launch Vehicle: Castor 4A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1993 January 28 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1993 February 11 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1996 July 15 - . 18:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Castor 4A. Launch Vehicle: Castor 4B.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1997 February 22 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Castor 4A. Launch Vehicle: Castor 4B.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1997 March 1 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Castor 4A. Launch Vehicle: Castor 4B.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1999 September 6 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • TCMP-3A re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2001 February 20 - . 18:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • TCMP-3B Sensors mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2002 May 30 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • PAC-3 OT-2a Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 270 km (160 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).

2012 October 25 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTI-01 ARAV-B - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

    Target mission, part of the FTI-01 missile defence experiment. A two-stage Terrier Oriole rocket launched the ARAV-B target from Wake Island towards Kwajalein. DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald off Kwajaelein launched an SM-3 Block 1A missile which failed to intercept the ARAV-B.


2012 October 25 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. Launch Pad: Drop Zone POR25. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: E-LRALT.
  • FTI-01 THAAD Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

    Target mission, part of the FTI-01 missile defence experiment. Air dropped from a C-17 off Wake Island; ignited and headed towards the Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein. The E-LRALT consisted of two SR-19 motors, an Orbus 1A motor and a reentry vehicle. Successfully intercepted by a THAAD interceptor launched from Meck Island at Kwajalein.


2013 September 10 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: eMRBM.
  • FTO-01 Aegis Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2013 September 10 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. Launch Pad: Drop Zone POR25. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SR19/SR19.
  • FTO-01 THAAD Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2015 November 1 - . 03:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wake Island. Launch Platform: C-17. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: SRALT.
  • SRALT RV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Target mission. Impacted Wake Island..
  • THAAD KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Interceptor mission. Impacted Pacific Ocean..
  • eMBRM RV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Target mission. Impacted Wake Island..
  • THAAD KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Interceptor mission. Impacted Pacific Ocean..


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