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Viper Falcon


American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Viper I + 1 x Falcon

Status: Retired 1960.
Height: 3.50 m (11.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).
First Launch: 1960.08.13.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Viper Single stage sounding rocket developed as a follow-on to the Loki-Dart. More...

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

Associated Launch Sites
  • Eglin This US Air Force proving ground and missile test range, based in Valparaiso, Florida and extending over a vast expanse of the Gulf of Mexico, was founded in 1935, In early 1946 the First Experimental Guided Missiles Group was activated at Eglin. The highly-instrumented Eglin Gulf Test Range supported flight tests of Bomarc, Matador, Quail, and Hound Dog cruise missiles. Both the military and NASA used Eglin to support launch of sounding rockets in support of their programs. Eglin was known to have been used for 441 launches from 1959 to 1980, reaching up to 686 kilometers altitude. The actual number of missile tests was many times greater. More...

Associated Stages

Viper Falcon Chronology


1960 August 13 - . 07:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper Falcon.
  • TP Annie Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1960 August 13 - . 09:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper Falcon.
  • TP Norma Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

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