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Malemute


American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Failures: 1. Success Rate: 75.00%. First Fail Date: 1976-07-24. Last Fail Date: 1976-07-24. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1999.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.41 m (1.34 ft).
Thrust: 57.00 kN (12,814 lbf).
Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).
First Launch: 1976.07.22.
Last Launch: 1999.07.01.
Number: 4 .

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

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

Associated Launch Sites
  • Tonopah Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site. Conducted launches in support of US nuclear weapons development programs. Known to have been used for 93 launches from 1957 to 1986, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Barking Sands Military missile test and sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1962 to present. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements provides the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the INF Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted. The site was recently involved in anti-ballistic missile tests. Known to have been used for 2320 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Malemute Chronology


1976 July 22 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah UL3. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-006.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1976 July 24 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah UL3. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-007. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1979 April 19 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-009.
  • Malemute II test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1999 July 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute TMBD Target.
  • Malemute II Slugger Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

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