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HPB
Part of Talos Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x M56A1

Status: Retired 1993. First Launch: 1990-01-30. Last Launch: 1993-02-11. Number: 6 . Gross mass: 9,100 kg (20,000 lb). Height: 14.40 m (47.20 ft). Diameter: 0.76 m (2.49 ft). Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Poker Flat, Wake Island. Stages: M56A-1, Talos Mk 11 Mod 2. Agency: Aerojet.

1990 January 30 - . 21:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB.
  • TM2-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 422 km (262 mi).

1991 April 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB.
  • Target / decoys mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1992 March 29 - . 08:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB.
  • Infrared background mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1992 April 15 - . 09:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB.
  • Target / decoys mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 450 km (270 mi).

1993 January 28 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1993 February 11 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Talos. Launch Vehicle: HPB. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).


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