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Javelin 3


American sounding rocket.

Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Height: 4.50 m (14.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.23 m (0.75 ft).
Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).
First Launch: 1965.01.01.
Last Launch: 1968.03.11.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Javelin The four-stage Javelin rocket was originally known as the Argo D-4 and was developed by the Air Force to replace its Jason rocket with the mission of measuring radiation in space after high-altitude nuclear explosions. It was subsequently used by NASA for a variety of high-altitude near-space scientific experiments. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...

Associated Stages

Javelin 3 Chronology


1965 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin 3.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 March 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin 3.
  • Triple launch test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 March 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin 3.
  • Triple launch test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 March 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin 3.
  • Triple launch test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

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