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Raven


American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

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

Status: Retired 1963.
Height: 3.30 m (10.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 8.00 kN (1,798 lbf).
Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).
First Launch: 1963.01.01.
Last Launch: 1964.01.01.
Number: 17 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • RPI American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. RPI, USA. More...

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

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

Raven Chronology


1963 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 10.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1963 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 9.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1963 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 15.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1963 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 8.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1963 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven.
  • Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1963 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven.
  • Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1963 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven.
  • Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 21.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 19.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 24.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 23.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 18 km (11 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 25.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 13 km (8 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 20.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 22.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 16.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 33 km (20 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 18.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Raven. LV Configuration: Raven 17.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: ONR. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

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