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Terrier ASROC Cajun


American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x ASROC + 1 x Cajun

Failures: 2. First Fail Date: 1959-05-01. Last Fail Date: 1959-08-12.

Status: Retired 1959.
Gross mass: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb).
Height: 11.00 m (36.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft).
Thrust: 258.00 kN (58,000 lbf).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1959.05.01.
Last Launch: 1959.08.12.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Terrier Standard US Navy surface-to-air missile developed during the 1950's. Modified single stage Navy Terrier missiles were used as sounding rockets, sometimes supplemented with upper stages. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Convair American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Convair, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Vandenberg Vandenberg Air Force Base is located on the Central Coast of California about 240 km northwest of Los Angeles. It is used for launches of unmanned government and commercial satellites into polar orbit and intercontinental ballistic missile test launches toward the Kwajalein Atoll. More...

Associated Stages

Terrier ASROC Cajun Chronology


1959 May 1 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier ASROC Cajun. LV Configuration: Terrier ASROC Cajun Terasca. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1959 June 26 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier ASROC Cajun. LV Configuration: Terrier ASROC Cajun Terasca.
  • Radar beacon test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1959 August 12 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier ASROC Cajun. LV Configuration: Terrier ASROC Cajun Terasca. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ultraviolet Scanner test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

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