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Bullpup Apache


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

Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb).
Height: 7.00 m (22.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.30 m (0.98 ft).
Thrust: 111.00 kN (24,953 lbf).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).
First Launch: 1970.11.24.
Last Launch: 1972.03.29.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Apache The Apache upper stage was an improved version of the Cajun. The Thiokol engine used aluminised polyurethane propellant with a higher specific impulse and phenolic lining in the steel nozzle. Cost to NASA was $ 6,000 per rocket. The Apache could be used in a single stage version, but was normally used with a booster stage, usually the Nike. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sandia American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Sandia Laboratories, Albequerque, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Poker Flat Sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1969 to present. Poker Flat Rocket Range (PFRR) contains five major launch pads. Pads 1 and 2 each have a 7.5K launcher, pads 3 and 4 each contain 20K MRL launchers, and pad 5 contains a 4K twin boom launcher. Pad 3 is equipped with a moveable launcher enclosure which can be used to protect a rocket on pad 3 and workers from the severe winter weather. More...

Associated Stages

Bullpup Apache Chronology


1970 November 24 - . 02:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Bullpup Apache.
  • Aeronomy / Barium release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1970 December 2 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Bullpup Apache.
  • Aeronomy / Barium release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1971 August 27 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Bullpup Apache.
  • Particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1972 March 29 - . 20:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Bullpup Apache.
  • Particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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