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Wallops Island LA2
Part of Wallops Island Family
Tomahawk Sandia, Black Brant, Astrobee, Arcas, Apache launch complex. Launch Area 2

First Launch: 1963-10-31. Last Launch: 2010-09-21. Number: 24 . Longitude: -75.4834 deg. Latitude: 37.8376 deg.



Spacecraft: HARP 5-1, HARP 7-1. Launch Vehicles: Terrier, Nike Apache, Arcas, Astrobee 1500, Black Brant VC, Black Brant X, Taurus Nike Tomahawk, Black Brant 9CM1, Terrier Improved Orion, Mesquito. Launch Sites: Wallops Island.

1963 April 8 - . 11:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2A. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee 1500. FAILURE: Failure.
1963 October 31 - . 21:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Vibration test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).

1964 October 21 - . 19:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2A. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee 1500.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,950 km (1,210 mi).

1967 February 25 - . 02:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2A?. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee 1500.
  • Solar radio frequencies mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 2,380 km (1,470 mi).

1967 August 30 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2A?. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee 1500.
  • Radio astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1968 April 12 - . 18:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1968 April 17 - . 20:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1968 April 20 - . 17:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2A?. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee 1500.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,250 km (770 mi).

1968 September 11 - . 21:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1968 September 11 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1968 September 12 - . 03:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1968 October 11 - . 15:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • Chute - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 01:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 03:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 05:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 07:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 14 - . 11:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1969 June 3 - . 17:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1969 July 18 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1969 July 23 - . 22:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1969 July 25 - . 10:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 7-1.
  • Cesium package - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1969 October 15 - . 22:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2A?. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee 1500.
  • RAE-B Test Radio astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 2,575 km (1,600 mi).

1970 March 6 - . 18:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Ionospheric Eclipse ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 18:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Eclipse ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 178 km (110 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 18:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Eclipse ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Eclipse ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 18:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 19:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 March 8 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1970 March 8 - . 18:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1986 May 13 - . 07:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Taurus Nike Tomahawk.
  • CVE Sr Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 547 km (339 mi).

1987 December 14 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant X.
  • SPEAR I Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 370 km (220 mi).

1993 March 16 - . 02:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • SPEAR 3 Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 290 km (180 mi).

2002 January 9 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • ANSR - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2002 January 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • Barrage Round - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2003 July 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • ANSR - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2003 September 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • ANSR - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2008 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • AGMD Round - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2008 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • AGMD Round (Inst) - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2008 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • AGMD Round - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2008 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • AGMD Round (Inst) - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2008 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Vehicle: HARP 5-1.
  • AGMD Round - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2008 May 6 - . 18:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: MLRS. Launch Vehicle: Mesquito.
  • Nation: USA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

2008 May 7 - . 19:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: MLRS. Launch Vehicle: Mesquito.
  • Nation: USA. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2010 June 24 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • NASA 41.088UO - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Educational payload.

2011 July 10 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • NASA 41.090GE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi). Ionosphere mission..

2011 July 10 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VC.
  • NASA 21.140GE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi). Ionosphere mission..

2011 September 8 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 MRL. Launch Vehicle: Terrier.
  • Terrier Mk12 Test Flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: GSFC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).


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