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Terrier Asp


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

Status: Retired 1959.
Gross mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb).
Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft).
Thrust: 258.00 kN (58,000 lbf).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1959.09.30.
Number: 1 .

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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
  • Asp Solid rocket stage. 26.00 kN (5,845 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

Terrier Asp Chronology


1959 September 30 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Asp. LV Configuration: Terrier Asp Tarp.
  • Ultraviolet Scanner test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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