Encyclopedia Astronautica
Asp II


American sounding rocket.

Height: 2.70 m (8.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).
First Launch: 1959.01.01.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Asp Sounding rocket (Atmospheric Sounding Projectile) originally designed against a US Navy Bureeau of Ships requirement to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear explosions. Developed by Cooper Development Corporation for the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. Flight test in 1956. Designed to lift 13.6 kg to 40 km. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Cooper American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Cooper Development Company, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Tonopah Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site. Conducted launches in support of US nuclear weapons development programs. Known to have been used for 93 launches from 1957 to 1986, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Asp II Chronology


1959 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp II.
  • Cleansweep I test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

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