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Asp IV


American sounding rocket.

Height: 2.70 m (8.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Apogee: 109 km (67 mi).
First Launch: 1960.05.18.
Last Launch: 1960.05.19.
Number: 2 .

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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
  • 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...

Associated Stages
  • Asp IV Solid rocket stage. 12.70 kN (2,855 lbf) thrust. Mass 94 kg (207 lb). More...

Asp IV Chronology


1960 May 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp IV.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1960 May 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp IV.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

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