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American sounding rocket. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Aerojet Jr + 1 x Lance + 1 x Altair

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

Status: Retired 1966.
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Thrust: 550.00 kN (123,640 lbf).
Apogee: 600 km (370 mi).
First Launch: 1966.08.16.
Last Launch: 1966.12.10.
Number: 2 .

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See also
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
  • Altair 1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 238/30 kg. Thrust 12.45 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 256 seconds. More...

Scanner Chronology


1966 August 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Scanner.
  • Scanner 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 612 km (380 mi).

1966 December 10 - . 02:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Scanner.
  • Scanner 2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 709 km (440 mi).

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