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Coyote


American sounding rocket.

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: continuing.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 9.50 m (31.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft).
Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).
First Launch: 2004.05.18.
Last Launch: 2005.04.22.
Number: 5 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • OSC American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Orbital Sciences Corporation, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Point Mugu US Naval Air Station and major missile testing centre, known to have been used for 2551 launches from 1955 to 2005. The actual total of missile tests is many times greater. More...

Associated Stages
  • Terrier Mk 70 Oriole-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,038/290 kg. Thrust kN. The basic Terrier mk70 motor was 3.94 m long with a principal diameter of 46 cm. There was a 7.6-cm interstage adapter which allowed for drag separation at Terrier burnout. Typically, the Terrier booster would utilize two spin motors to reduce dispersion and also serve as drag plates. Each Terrier fin was 0.43 square meters in area. Normally, the fins were canted to provide two revolutions per second spin rate at Terrier burnout. More...

Coyote Chronology


2004 May 18 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Vehicle: Coyote.
  • GQM-163A Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2004 August 27 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Vehicle: Coyote.
  • GQM-163A Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2004 December 14 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Vehicle: Coyote.
  • GQM-163A Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2005 March 24 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Vehicle: Coyote.
  • GQM-163A Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2005 April 22 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Vehicle: Coyote.
  • GQM-163A Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

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