Mount Adagdak

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Mount Adagdak
Mount Adagdak in 2000
Elevation 2,001 ft (610 m)[1]
Mount Adagdak is located in Alaska
Mount Adagdak
Mount Adagdak
Adak Island, Alaska, U.S.
Range Aleutian Range[1]
Coordinates 51°59′16″N 176°35′30″W / 51.98778°N 176.59167°W / 51.98778; -176.59167Coordinates: 51°59′16″N 176°35′30″W / 51.98778°N 176.59167°W / 51.98778; -176.59167[1]
Topo map USGS Adak C-2
Type Stratovolcano[1]
Age of rock Pleistocene[1]
Volcanic arc/belt Aleutian Arc

Mount Adagdak is a Pleistocene age stratovolcano on the northernmost extremity of Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Located about 1,180 miles (1,900 km) from Anchorage, the mountain is located about 1.4 kilometers (0.9 mi) south of Cape Adagdak, for which it was named in 1948 by the United States Geological Survey.

John Hunter of Quicklaunch has twice proposed the use of Mount Adagdak's western slope as the emplacement site for a light-gas gun to launch small payloads into orbit for use at ISS.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Adagdak". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ Livingston, David (January 15, 2010). "Dr. John Hunter". The Space Show. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 

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