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Terrier Sounding Rocket


American surface-to-air missile. Modified single stage Navy Terrier missiles with cameras were used as sounding rockets. They were launched to an altitude of 140 km from Wallops Island, providing a 1,600 km composite photograph of a frontal cloud formation.

in: 1959 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.062 million. Total Production Built: 3000.

Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb).
Height: 6.00 m (19.60 ft).
Diameter: 0.55 m (1.80 ft).
Thrust: 258.00 kN (58,000 lbf).
Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

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  • 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...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

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  • NSPO Taiwanese manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. National Space Program Office, Taiwan. More...

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