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Sparoair I


American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F3H Cougar + 1 x Sparrow + 1 x Sparrow

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 3.70 m (12.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.20 m (0.65 ft).
Thrust: 35.00 kN (7,868 lbf).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1960.01.01.
Last Launch: 1963.08.02.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Sparoair Air-launched two stage vehicle consisting of tandem Sparrow air-to-air missile motors. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USN American agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. USN Joint Task Force 7, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Point Mugu US Naval Air Station and major missile testing centre, known to have been used for 2551 launches from 1955 to 2005. The actual total of missile tests is many times greater. More...

Associated Stages

Sparoair I Chronology


1960 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1963 August 2 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair I.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 107 km (66 mi).

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