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White Sands LC37
Part of White Sands Family
Squirt, HEDI launch complex. LC 37 (Army Launch Area Three) was the main test complex for the Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules surface-to-air missiles. Later additions were used for HIBEX and HEDI KITE launches, and as the Army's Advanced Gun Munitions Test Site.

First Launch: 1964-01-01. Last Launch: 1992-08-26. Number: 9 . Longitude: -106.2911 deg. Latitude: 32.4155 deg.

LC 37 (Army Launch Area Three) was the main test complex for the Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules surface-to-air missiles. Initial Nike unguided research and development firings were from LC-33 (Army Launch Area 1). By the time of the last firing in 1967, several thousand Nike missiles were fired from six launch sections (A through F) located several hundred meters north of the Integrated Fire Control Areas. Sections E and F were west of Range Road 15, the other sections to the east. The missile assembly building and the Ajax fueling stations were located at the western edge of the complex.

LC-37, much larger complex than LC-33, extended from the HIBEX launch facility at 32.41594 N 106.31448 W to 32.41618 N 106.29109 W on the east. Section A was the location of the launcher used for the five Squirts, launched in 1964 and 1965, and Sprint PTV launches in November/December 1965. This was also the launcher used for the HEDI KITE launches, and as the Army's Advanced Gun Munitions Test Site.



Launch Vehicles: Squirt, Sprint ABM, HEDI. Launch Sites: White Sands.

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: Squirt.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1964? - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: Squirt.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1964 March 17 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: Squirt.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1965 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. Launch Vehicle: Sprint ABM.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1965? - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: Squirt.
  • Squirt MTV-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1965 June 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. Launch Vehicle: Sprint ABM.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1990 January 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: HEDI.
  • KITE-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1991 September 23 - . 15:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: HEDI. FAILURE: Failure.
  • KITE-2 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1992 August 26 - . 14:31 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC37. LV Family: Sprint ABM. Launch Vehicle: HEDI.
  • KITE-2A test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).


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