Mount Adagdak

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Mount Adagdak
Mount Adagdak in 2000
Highest point
Elevation 2,001 ft (610 m) [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]
Mount Adagdak is located in Alaska
Mount Adagdak
Mount Adagdak
Parent range Aleutian Range[1]
Topo map USGS Adak C-2
Age of rock Pleistocene[1]
Mountain type Stratovolcano[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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