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Sidewinder-Raven


American sounding rocket. Two stage sounding rocket.

Gross mass: 110 kg (240 lb).
Height: 5.20 m (17.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft).
Span: 0.64 m (2.09 ft).
Thrust: 26.40 kN (5,935 lbf).
Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).
First Launch: 1964.01.01.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Hopi The Hopi-Dart vehicle consisted of a Hopi III booster as first stage, and an unpowered dart as second stage. A boosted version of the configuration used a Kiva motor as the first stage. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • RPI American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. RPI, 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

Sidewinder-Raven Chronology


1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Sidewinder-Raven.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA ERDL. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Sidewinder-Raven.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA ERDL. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

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