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Asp Apache


American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Asp + 1 x Apache

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Thrust: 42.00 kN (9,441 lbf).
Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).
First Launch: 1961.11.15.
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
  • Kwajalein The US military base located on this Pacific island group has major tracking facilities and is near the impact area for dummy warheads fired by ICBM's from Vandenberg AFB. It is a key test location for anti-ballistic missile systems. More...
  • Kwajalein RN Tomahawk Sandia, Terrier, Super Chief, Sergeant, Nike, Honest John, Cajun, Black Brant, Asp, DOT launch complex. Roi-Namur Island More...

Associated Stages
  • Asp Solid rocket stage. 26.00 kN (5,845 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

Asp Apache Chronology


1961 November 15 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp Apache.
  • Highball Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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