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ALSOR


American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F-104A Starfighter + 1 x Viper I

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1960-04-20. Last Fail Date: 1960-04-20.

Status: Retired 1960.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 3.60 m (11.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.16 m (0.52 ft).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1959.01.01.
Last Launch: 1960.04.30.
Number: 5 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Viper Single stage sounding rocket developed as a follow-on to the Loki-Dart. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Launch Sites
  • Edwards AFB DZ Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 3 launches in 1959, reaching up to 117 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

ALSOR Chronology


1959? - . Launch Site: Edwards AFB DZ. Launch Pad: 34.9 N x 117.8 W. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • Model A (F1) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1959? - . Launch Site: Edwards AFB DZ. Launch Pad: 34.9 N x 117.8 W. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • Model A (F2) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

1959? - . Launch Site: Edwards AFB DZ. Launch Pad: 34.9 N x 117.8 W. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • NOTS Viperscan test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1960 April 20 - . Launch Site: Santa Barbara Channel DZ. Launch Pad: EAFB. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Model A (F4) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1960 April 30 - . Launch Site: Santa Barbara Channel DZ. Launch Pad: EAFB. Launch Platform: F-104. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: ALSOR.
  • Model A (F5) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

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