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Army rocket explodes after taking off

...reported.Kodiak photographer Scott Wight watched the launch from Cape Greville in Chiniak, about a dozen miles from the launch site. He described the explosion as quite loud and scary. A fire afterward burned brightly.The rocket was the booster...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/army-rocket-explodes-after-taking
State
US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

...forces from inside Ukraine."Another satellite image depicted in the memo shows "ground scarring at multiple rocket launch sites on the Russian side of the border oriented in the direction of Ukraine military units within Ukraine.""The wide...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/us-russia-has-fired-rockets-ukraine
Not For Web
Launch scheduled for next year from Kodiak

...Orbital Sciences, a potential partner in the third pad expansion, likely won't make a decision on a West Coast launch site any time soon, Campbell said.The company is focused on operations at Wallops Flight Station in Virginia, and Campbell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-26/launch-scheduled-next-year-kodiak
State
Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

...interceptors and other facilities are also being added at Fort Greely, the nation's only ballistic missile interceptor launch site, Handy said.Alaska Army commander Major Gen. Shields said the approximately 12,000 Army troops based in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/defense-budget-stabilizes-alaska-forces
State
Summertime 'sled rides'

...off Mount Roberts has to climb higher than his usual launch site to avoid the crosswinds down below."Being close to...The man continued on his way.At the south-facing launch site, several hundred feet above the wind sock that marks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-01/summertime-sled-rides
Local
Aboard thermal airship, Greenpeace takes to the sky

...through these canyons," Jackie Dragon, a Greenpeace Senior Oceans Campaigner, said in an interview at the airship launch site Saturday. "People need to know what the ecological price of that fish sandwich is. They need to be assured that when...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-11/aboard-thermal-airship-greenpeace-takes
Local
A look at North Korea's missile arsenal

...satellites into orbit. Taepodong is the name given by foreign experts after a village near North Korea's east coast launch site, according to the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.- TAEPODONG-1: Estimated range of 2,500 kilometers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-13/look-north-koreas-missile-arsenal
State
Planners endorse purchase of DeHarts

...Pusich said he liked the plan, but didn't see it addressing the problem with boat launching merely by adding a second launch site. "Getting in and out of the launch ramp is tough. Tensions are high." Krieber said the designs will improve the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052505/loc_20050525023.shtml
News
Paragliding can be a high-altitude experience

...Real TV or stop at car crashes. On occasion, I've failed to get off the ground and ended up in the alder below the launch site, unharmed because of the bush's cushioning effect, though extricating the glider takes time. A successful launch...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081102/out_paraglide.shtml
Outdoors
Construction likely to clash with major arms treaty

...defense. He said there is only one trajectory for missiles flying between Kwajalien and California; with the multiple launch sites, there would be several. Building the range will cost $800 million, much of that for a new, high-resolution radar...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091001/sta_missilesite.shtml
News

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