In Bering Sea, Shemya Island Area, Alaska; meteorological rocket launching facility, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.
(a) The danger zone. An arc of a circle with a 45-nautical-mile radius of the launch point centered at latitude 52°43′30″ N., longitude 174°06′05″ E extending clockwise from 110° true bearing to 200° true bearing.
(b) The regulation.(1) Rockets will normally be launched one each day Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Rocket hardware will discharge into the sea 22.5 to 37.5 nautical miles off the launchsite. The instrument package with parachute will impact about 1 1/2 hours later at an undetermined area, depending on weather conditions.
(2) All mariners entering the area will do so at their own risk and are cautioned to take evasive action as necessary.
(3) The regulation in this section shall be enforced by the Department of the Air Force, Headquarters 6th Weather Wing (MAC), Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. 20331.
(40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1))
[36 FR 19079, Sept. 28, 1971, as amended at 42 FR 46520, Sept. 16, 1977. Redesignated at 50 FR 42696, Oct. 22, 1985]
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