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Paiute Apache


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

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1972-03-28. Last Fail Date: 1972-03-28.

Gross mass: 600 kg (1,320 lb).
Height: 4.80 m (15.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Thrust: 140.00 kN (31,470 lbf).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
First Launch: 1972.03.28.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Ute The Ute (TU-715) motor was developed from the Genie motor baseline. Later derivatives were combined with booster or upper stages. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, 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

Paiute Apache Chronology


1972 March 28 - . 12:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Ute. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Apache. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

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