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Aerobee 170



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Aerobee 170
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
American sounding rocket. Two stage sounding rocket consisting of a solid Nike booster paired with an Aerobee 150 liquid-propellant second stage.

Failures: 6. Success Rate: 94.59%. First Fail Date: 1969-09-05. Last Fail Date: 1975-06-09.

Gross mass: 1,270 kg (2,790 lb).
Height: 12.60 m (41.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
First Launch: 1968.09.16.
Last Launch: 1983.04.19.
Number: 111 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
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
  • Wallops Island Small NASA launch site for sounding rocket launches and occasional Scout launches to orbit. Air launches are conducted from the Drop Zone Wallops Island, 37.00 N 72.0 W. With the last orbital launch in 1985 and the decline in sounding rocket launches, Wallops fell into near-disuse as a launch center. Its fortunes revised with the establishment of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in 2005 and orbital launches resumed in 2010. More...
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...
  • Vandenberg Vandenberg Air Force Base is located on the Central Coast of California about 240 km northwest of Los Angeles. It is used for launches of unmanned government and commercial satellites into polar orbit and intercontinental ballistic missile test launches toward the Kwajalein Atoll. More...
  • Fort Churchill Fort Churchill is an Arctic site on Hudson Bay with a rail link. It is near the point of maximum auroral activity. This combination of circumstances made it ideal for far-north sounding rocket launches. In 1954, the Canadian Army conducted the first series of rocket firings at Fort Churchill. Following a period of inactivity, construction of more elaborate facilities in support of the International Geophysical Year began in 1956. IGY firings began in July 1957. The range was closed again in December 1958 after the IGY program ended. It was reopened again in August 1959 by the US Army as part of its network of sounding rocket stations. This allowed use of the site by other groups over the years. More...
  • Woomera After World War II British government recognized the need for a large range to test the incredible array of long-range missile systems then planned. After considering sites in Canada, it was decided that Australia would best meet the projected needs. The Long Range Weapons Establishment was created on 1 April 1947 as a joint British/Australian enterprise. 23 days later the name Woomera (an aboriginal word of axtlaxtl, or spear thrower) was selected for the new town to be built as its administrative center. Woomera town peaked at a population of 6,000 in the 1960's. Thereafter the progressive cancellation of British missile and space projects put Woomera went into sustained decline. However it played a key role in the history of rocketry, including orbital launches or launch attempts by Black Arrow, Sparta, and Europa boosters. More...
  • Barking Sands Military missile test and sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1962 to present. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements provides the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the INF Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted. The site was recently involved in anti-ballistic missile tests. Known to have been used for 2320 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Wallops Island LA1 Little Joe, Iris, Astrobee, Aerobee, Little Joe 1 2C launch complex. Aerobee Launcher, Launch Area 1 More...
  • Nouadhibou Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1 launch in 1973, reaching up to 180 kilometers altitude. More...
  • White Sands LC35 Standard-ER, Black Brant, Aerobee launch complex. Work on LC-35 was begun by the US Navy in 1946. Although no specific requirement had been identified, Captain Robert McLaughlin of the Bureau of Naval Ordnance realized the Navy would need an instrumented range to test the surface-to-air missiles planned for Navy ships. The first facilities built were a blockhouse and two launch towers for Aerobee sounding rockets. From 1947 a total of 675 Aerobees were launched from White Sands, most of these from LC-35. More...

Associated Stages
  • Aerobee 150-2 Nitric acid/Aniline propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 700/133 kg. Thrust 17.80 kN. More...
  • HJ Nike Nike-3 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 599/256 kg. Thrust 195.60 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 195 seconds. The average sea level thrust of the Nike rocket motor was 190.3 kN. The interstage adapter was bolted to the front of the Nike and consisted of a conical shaped adapter which slip-fit into the second stage nozzle, thus providing for drag separation at Nike burnout. Each Nike fin was 0.45 square meters in area. Normally, the fins were canted to provide a two revolutions per second spin rate at Nike burnout. More...

Aerobee 170 Chronology


1968 September 16 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL AT3.170.
  • Dummy Sustainer test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1968 October 26 - . 09:11 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 12.13GT-UG.
  • KP3.23 Ultraviolet astronomy / test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; KPNO. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi).

1969 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NE4.234. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1969 December 12 - . 22:13 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.26. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1970 February 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.13GT.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 February 14 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.01UG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 231 km (143 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 18:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA1. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.03DS.
  • NRL NE4.238 Eclipse / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NRL. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1970 May 8 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.06UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1970 June 27 - . 04:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.12CG.
  • ASE 1D-XRT Cygnus Loop X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1970 July 27 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-1.
  • MAP II Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 143 km (88 mi).

1970 August 12 - . 18:52 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.002-1.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 246 km (152 mi).

1970 August 22 - . 04:58 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.17DG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 September 22 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.07GG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 September 28 - . 09:01 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.26CG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 31 - . 10:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.41GG-UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 December 2 - . 08:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-3.
  • HISTAR Test Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1970 December 19 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.11UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1971 January 25 - . 14:26 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.46UA.
  • JHU Airglow 10 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi).

1971 February 8 - . 13:56 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.51UA.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 265 km (164 mi).

1971 March 1 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.22UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 March 16 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.002-2.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1971 March 20 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.21UG. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 April 3 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-2.
  • HISTAR 1 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1971 April 29 - . 16:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.14CS.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1971 May 1 - . 09:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.36UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 June 29 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-4.
  • HISTAR 2 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 156 km (96 mi).

1971 June 29 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.116-1.
  • CHASER 1 ABM infrared sensor technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 161 km (100 mi).

1971 July 17 - . 04:53 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.39.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1971 July 27 - . 13:18 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.52UA.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 August 10 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.18DG.
  • NRL NB4.243 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 August 12 - . 21:14 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.62DS.
  • NRL NE4.251 Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 October 8 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NC4.253.
  • Far ultraviolet Stellar photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 October 27 - . 10:04 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.56GG. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 October 29 - . 10:09 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-5.
  • HISTAR 3 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1971 November 3 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.012-1.
  • OH / Radiance Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 251 km (155 mi).

1971 November 11 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NB4.244.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1971 November 20 - . 07:21 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.57GG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 November 20 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.58GG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 November 24 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.116-3.
  • CHASER 2 ABM infrared sensor technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

1972 January 18 - . 02:07 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-6.
  • HISTAR 4 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 161 km (100 mi).

1972 February 19 - . 05:12 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.82UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 April 1 - . 05:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.27CG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 April 15 - . 06:22 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-7.
  • HISTAR 5 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1972 April 24 - . 20:57 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.15CS.
  • Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 203 km (126 mi).

1972 May 19 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.37UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 June 13 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.66UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 June 20 - . 16:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.116-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • CHASER ABM infrared sensor technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1972 June 27 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.05US.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 July 10 - . 22:01 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.80DS.
  • NRL NE4.246 Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 July 14 - . 06:01 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.04UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 July 18 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.40.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1972 July 27 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.31US.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 August 5 - . 05:52 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.30CG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 August 10 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.38UG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 August 10 - . 06:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.23UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 August 18 - . 10:21 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-8.
  • HISTAR 6 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 171 km (106 mi).

1972 August 23 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.104-1.
  • RM-57 Solar x-ray / ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 268 km (166 mi).

1972 September 16 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.39UG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 October 11 - . 11:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.116-4.
  • CHASER ABM infrared sensor technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi).

1972 October 30 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.67US.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 November 1 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NB4.257.
  • NRL NB4.257 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 November 8 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.86GG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 November 14 - . 18:48 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.02GS.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 December 5 - . 04:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.004-9.
  • HISTAR 7 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

1972 December 8 - . 06:26 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.83UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 December 13 - . 21:03 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.94US.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1973 January 12 - . 11:46 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.42.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1973 March 5 - . 17:25 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.32US.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 241 km (149 mi).

1973 March 8 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.29CS.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1973 April 10 - . 06:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.91DG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 198 km (123 mi).

1973 May 25 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.75UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 178 km (110 mi).

1973 June 30 - . 10:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Nouadhibou. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 KP3.41.
  • Coronal spectrograph Solar ultraviolet / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1973 July 2 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.87UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 176 km (109 mi).

1973 September 13 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.69GS.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 199 km (123 mi).

1973 November 1 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.103UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1973 November 1 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.65UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1973 November 2 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.104-2.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 233 km (144 mi).

1973 November 6 - . 15:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.104UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi).

1973 November 9 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.106UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 169 km (105 mi).

1973 November 9 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.105UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1973 November 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.102UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1973 November 12 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.100DS.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi).

1974 April 22 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.208-2.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Aeronomy / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1974 June 29 - . 19:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.208-1.
  • Aladdin 74 extreme ultraviolet Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1974 July 20 - . 06:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.84UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 195 km (121 mi).

1974 September 18 - . 17:43 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.35US.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 252 km (156 mi).

1974 November 3 - . 11:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.107UG.
  • Crab occultation Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 169 km (105 mi).

1975 June 9 - . 18:42 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.112UA. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi).

1975 July 10 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.73GG.
  • 13-in RC Flight 4 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

1975 August 7 - . 03:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 CRL A04.308-1.
  • Density / Bremss Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1975 August 16 - . 07:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.50UH.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1975 August 26 - . 18:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.74UA.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1975 October 9 - . 10:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.117UL.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 203 km (126 mi).

1975 October 18 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.108UH.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).

1975 November 8 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.49UH.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1975 December 6 - . 07:42 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.118DG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 186 km (115 mi).

1976 February 24 - . 19:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.305-1.
  • XUV Solar x-ray / ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 221 km (137 mi).

1976 March 5 - . 11:36 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.128UC.
  • Comet West Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi).

1976 March 10 - . 10:58 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.129GC.
  • Comet West Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1976 March 26 - . 02:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.77UA.
  • JHU Aurora 11 Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1976 June 29 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.130GS.
  • Solar Constant 1 Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 225 km (139 mi).

1977 February 17 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.124UG.
  • JHU UVS (Sirius B) Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1977 February 21 - . 21:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.123IS.
  • Ultraviolet Extinction Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1977 April 21 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.410-02.
  • Solar ultraviolet / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi).

1977 December 13 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.602.
  • PRECEDE Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1978 February 28 - . 17:52 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.136DA.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1978 May 16 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.606-1.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Aeronomy / ionosphere / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 191 km (118 mi).

1978 September 19 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.711-1.
  • Solar ultraviolet Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1979 August 14 - . 20:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.703.
  • DMSP UV Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 178 km (110 mi).

1980 September 18 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.801.
  • Ultraviolet Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1983 April 19 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 GL A04.902.
  • Ultraviolet Ionosphere / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi).

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