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Coordinates: 66 ° 12 ′ 59 ″  N , 19 ° 46 ′ 59 ″  E

Map: Sweden

Kronogård is the location of a disused sounding rocket launch site in the northern Swedish municipality of Jokkmokk , about 60 kilometers south of the city of Jokkmokk .

Kronogård was originally a hunting station for foresters and hunters in the service of the Crown. A makeshift rocket launch site was built in the 1950s and numerous rockets, mainly of the Nike-Cajun type, were launched between 1961 and 1964 to explore the high atmosphere . Heights of up to 135 km were reached. After the Esrange rocket launch site was completed in 1966, Kronogård was shut down.

Today there is a campsite and a facility with huts, some of which were built on the foundation of the launch pad.

The Vidsel test site for surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles of the Swedish Air Force is still nearby . Test flights are operated there with manned ( Saab 39 Gripen ) and unmanned aircraft.

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