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Icarus


American sounding rocket.

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

Status: Active.
Height: 4.90 m (16.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).
First Launch: 2007.03.22.
Number: 1 .

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

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
  • Icarus-1 Solid rocket stage. 16.00 kN (3,597 lbf) thrust. Mass 40 kg (88 lb). More...
  • Icarus-2 Solid rocket stage. 4.10 kN (922 lbf) thrust. Mass 10 kg (22 lb). More...

Icarus Chronology


2007 March 22 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Icarus. LV Configuration: Icarus 1.
  • ERAU / Icarus test - . Nation: USA. Agency: ERAU. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

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