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Canopus


Single stage vehicle.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Rigel Argentinan sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle. More...
  • Castor (A) Argentinan sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Canopus + 1 x Canopus More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • CELPA Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 92 launches from 1962 to 1974, reaching up to 406 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Chilca Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 34 launches from 1974 to 1983, reaching up to 742 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Marambio Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 7 launches from 1975 to 1982, reaching up to 400 kilometers altitude. More...

Canopus Chronology


1969 April 16 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 September 12 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel. LV Configuration: Rigel No 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1969 October 23 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 December 22 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1969 December 22 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A). LV Configuration: Castor (A) CR-X.
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1969 December 23 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2. LV Configuration: Canopus 2 No 3.
  • Test / biology mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 December 19 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A). LV Configuration: Castor (A) CR-X2.
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 23:28 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 63 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

1972 November 4 - . 23:27 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 64 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 252 km (156 mi).

1972 November 11 - . 08:26 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 65 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1973 November 18 - . 23:34 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 November 19 - . 23:35 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1973 November 22 - . 23:39 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1975 September 30 - . Launch Site: Marambio. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1975 October 3 - . Launch Site: Marambio. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1979 March 21 - . 23:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A). FAILURE: Failure.
  • Spread F Barium release mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1979 March 22 - . 23:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Spread F Barium release mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 268 km (166 mi).

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