View Full Version : Omelek Island discussion

12-12-2005, 05:25 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile11796/Omelek-Island.htm>Omelek Island</a></b><br><br>Omelek Island is part of the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It's controlled by the US military under a long-term lease.<br />
The small (3.2 hectares) island has long been used by the US for small research rocket launches due to its isolation.<br />
The island's equatorial proximity and nearby radar tracking infrastructure has attracted SpaceX, an orbital launch provider. <br />
SpaceX recently updated the Island's facilities and plans to conduct commercial launches of the Falcon 1 .<br />
A Target launch date for the Falcon I maiden flight is this Friday at 1 p.m. PST (21:00 GMT, 24th November, 2005)<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/485027omelek.jpg>

12-12-2005, 05:27 AM
The coordinates are wrong, far to the east of the atoll's actual location in the Marshall Islands. I recommend changing the coordinate longitude coordinate from W to E to fix the problem.

12-12-2005, 01:00 PM
i`ll post a replacement