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  • Joe Stevens
    On Tuesday 9/14/99, the US Air Force will launch an atmospheric interceptor rocket (AIT) from the Narrow Cape launch facility at Kodiak, Alaska toward
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 10, 1999
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      On Tuesday 9/14/99, the US Air Force will launch an atmospheric
      interceptor rocket (AIT) from the Narrow Cape launch facility at
      Kodiak, Alaska toward California. The 56-foot long 31,912 pound
      rocket will carry a payload of five DOD experiments. Also
      included is equipment to calibrate and upgrade west coast radar.

      The trajectory is expected to parallel the west coast for
      approximately 19 minutes and 30 seconds before splashing down off
      the coast of Oregon.

      The launch was postponed from 9/11/99 due to weather at the
      launch site. http://www.ptialaska.net/~kmxt/wx.htm

      The director of the Narrow Cape launch facility is John Pfeifer,
      an extra class ham, KL0WN, who previously worked for Ringling
      Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus as a (you guessed it) clown.

      John is not directly involved in the launch, rather the facility
      is under launch lease to the USAF.

      The Narrow Cape launch facility on Kodiak Island Alaska was begun
      in January 1998. The facility is expected to be complete November
      30, 1999. This launch is from a temporary launch pad and mobile
      launch control facilities. When the facility is complete the
      170 foot high enclosed launch tower and the Launch Management
      Center will be available for commercial low-orbit launches.

      http://www.akaerospace.com/klc/index.html

      ...j0e
      Kodiak, Alaska
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