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Aerobee 75


American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb).
Height: 6.00 m (19.60 ft).
Diameter: 0.35 m (1.14 ft).
Thrust: 7.00 kN (1,574 lbf).
Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).
First Launch: 1958.11.03.
Last Launch: 1958.11.22.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Aerobee In late 1945 James Van Allen was assigned by John Hopkins University to survey sounding rocket requirements for upper atmosphere research. The V-2 was found to be too heavy and complex. In 1946 Van Allen decided that what was needed was a small rocket, derived from the Aerojet Wac Corporal and the Bumblebee missile developed under a US Navy program. This combination of an Aerojet booster and a Bumblebee second stage was dubbed the Aerobee. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Guam Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 12 launches from 1957 to 1958, reaching up to 85 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Aerobee 75-1 Nitric acid/Aniline propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 500/142 kg. Thrust 13.00 kN. More...

Aerobee 75 Chronology


1958 November 3 - . 12:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Guam. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 75. LV Configuration: Aerobee 75 SS12.050.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1958 November 7 - . 12:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Guam. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 75. LV Configuration: Aerobee 75 SS12.051.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1958 November 22 - . 17:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Guam. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 75. LV Configuration: Aerobee 75 SS12.057.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

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