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Boosted Dart


American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Success Rate: 100.00%.

Status: Retired 1968.
Height: 3.30 m (10.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.10 m (0.32 ft).
Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).
First Launch: 1966.01.12.
Last Launch: 1968.08.28.
Number: 39 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Loki American unguided solid-propellant barrage anti-aircraft rocket adapted to use as a meteorological sounding rocket. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
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...
  • CELPA Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 92 launches from 1962 to 1974, reaching up to 406 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Natal Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 233 launches from 1965 to 2007, reaching up to 1100 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Tartagal Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 16 launches in 1966, reaching up to 90 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Boosted Dart Chronology


1966 January 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 2?.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 January 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 1.
  • 04 CNAE 6601 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 March 2 - . 15:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 4.
  • 07 CNAE 6604 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 March 16 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 5.
  • 08 CNAE 6605 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1966 May 2 - . 01:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 6.
  • 13 CNAE 6610 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1966 May 18 - . 15:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 7.
  • 14 CNAE 6611 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1966 June 1 - . 16:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 3.
  • 15 CNAE 6612 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1966 July 13 - . 22:44 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart 10-1448.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 July 14 - . 01:18 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart P-467.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 July 14 - . 15:17 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart P-462.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 August 17 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 8.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 194 km (120 mi).

1966 September 8 - . 18:41 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 9.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 September 14 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 10.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1966 September 21 - . 16:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 11.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1966 October 13 - . 23:30 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 12.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1966 November 16 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 13.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1966 December 14 - . 14:07 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 14.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 December 14 - . 20:25 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 15.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1967 January 18 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 16.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1967 February 15 - . 14:01 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 17.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1967 March 15 - . 11:10 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 18.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

1967 April 12 - . 14:46 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 19.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1967 May 17 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 20.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1967 June 14 - . 16:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 21.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1967 July 12 - . 17:02 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 22.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1967 August 16 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 23.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1967 September 13 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 24.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1967 October 18 - . 21:03 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 25.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1967 November 15 - . 15:57 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 26.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1967 December 13 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 27.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1968 January 17 - . 17:25 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 28.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1968 February 14 - . 13:33 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 29.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1968 March 13 - . 15:28 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 30.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1968 March 20 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-31.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1968 March 27 - . 15:58 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-32.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1968 April 3 - . 13:39 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-33.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1968 April 10 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-34.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1968 April 17 - . 16:26 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-35.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1968 August 28 - . 22:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-43.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

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