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El Centro de Experimentacion y Lanzamiento de Proyectiles Autopropulsados, Mar Chiquita

Last Modified: Oct. 1, 2006
Other Name: CELPA, Mar Chiquita
Location: the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Subordinate To: Air Force
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

In 1991, US officials take a tour of facilities related to the Cóndor II. Mar Chiquita is included on the itinerary.

Key Sources:
Miguel Sanchez, "Sounding Rockets in Argentina," in Space Research in Argentina (Buenos Aires: National Commission on Space Research, 1969), p. 8; Martin Granovsky, Misión cumplida: La presión norteamericana sobre la Argentina, de Braden a Todman (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 1992), pp. 201-202; Anabella Busso, Relaciones Argentina-Estados Unidos en los noventa: el caso Cóndor II (Buenos Aires: Edición CERIR, 1999), p. 74; Eduardo Barcelona and Julio Villalonga, Relaciones carnales: la verdadera historia de la construcción y destrucción del misil Cóndor II (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 1992), pp. 104-105; Maximiliano Seitz and Germán Sopeña, "En Córdoba, una ventana al espacio," La Nación, 6 September 1997, <http://www.lanacion.com.ar/>; "Inspeccionó Di Tella el montaje de aviones A-4," La Nación, 16 September 1997, <http://www.lanacion.com.ar>.

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