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Terrier/551


American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x NOTS 551

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1965-10-20. Last Fail Date: 1965-10-20.

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb).
Height: 8.40 m (27.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft).
Thrust: 258.00 kN (58,000 lbf).
Apogee: 450 km (270 mi).
First Launch: 1965.10.20.
Last Launch: 1966.08.02.
Number: 2 .

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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
  • NOTS American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • San Nicolas Military facility on the California Channel Islands, used for rocket launches in support of other missile tests from Vandenberg or Point Mugu. Known to have been used for 35 launches from 1957 to 2004, reaching up to 443 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Terrier/551 Chronology


1965 October 20 - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier/551. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Flight test 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NMC. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1966 August 2 - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier/551.
  • Flight test 2 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NMC. Apogee: 443 km (275 mi).

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