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Viper-Dart


American sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket that delivered a 1-m diameter inflatable sphere to 90 km to meaure winds aloft.

The Viper Dart Robin Meteorological Rocket system was developed by the Space Data Corporation of Phoenix, Arizona, to obtain high altitude density and wind data by utilizing the Robin inflatable sphere as a sensing device. The system consisted of a rocket motor, an unpowered dart, and the Robin inflatable sphere. Flights of this system provided density, temperature, pressure and wind data from an altitude of about 90 kilometers to an altitude of approximately 40 kilometers or less. An improved rocket motor and 'C'-band radar tracking aid were under this contract.

Failures: 2. Success Rate: 96.72%. First Fail Date: 1998-01-25. Last Fail Date: 1998-01-25.

Status: Active.
Height: 3.40 m (11.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).
First Launch: 1967.08.05.
Last Launch: 2001.05.16.
Number: 97 .

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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
  • Wallops Island Small NASA launch site for sounding rocket launches and occasional Scout launches to orbit. Air launches are conducted from the Drop Zone Wallops Island, 37.00 N 72.0 W. With the last orbital launch in 1985 and the decline in sounding rocket launches, Wallops fell into near-disuse as a launch center. Its fortunes revised with the establishment of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in 2005 and orbital launches resumed in 2010. More...
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...
  • Cape Canaveral America's largest launch center, used for all manned launches. Today only six of the 40 launch complexes built here remain in use. Located at or near Cape Canaveral are the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, used by NASA for Saturn V and Space Shuttle launches; Patrick AFB on Cape Canaveral itself, operated the US Department of Defense and handling most other launches; the commercial Spaceport Florida; the air-launched launch vehicle and missile Drop Zone off Mayport, Florida, located at 29.00 N 79.00 W, and an offshore submarine-launched ballistic missile launch area. All of these take advantage of the extensive down-range tracking facilities that once extended from the Cape, through the Caribbean, South Atlantic, and to South Africa and the Indian Ocean. More...
  • 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...
  • Kindley Weather rocket launch site, known to have been used for 21 launches from 1962 to 1971, reaching up to 90 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Kagoshima Japanese launch center for solid fueled sounding rockets and satellite launchers. Limited to two months a year due to disturbance of local fisheries. More...
  • Rothera Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 26 launches in 1998, reaching up to 100 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Charlestown Sounding rocket launch site, used from 1965. One launch in 1991 reached 90 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Viper-Dart Chronology


1967 August 5 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-04.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1967 August 5 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-03.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1967 August 5 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-02.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1967 August 5 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-01.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1967 December 3 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-06.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1967 December 3 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-05.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1967 December 3 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-08.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 December 3 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-10.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 December 3 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-07.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 109 km (67 mi).

1967 December 3 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-09.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1968 February 18 - . 18:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart VD-0218-11.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1968 February 18 - . 18:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart VD-0218-12.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi).

1968 February 18 - . 20:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart VD-0218-13.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1968 April 20 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-14.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1968 April 20 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-16.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1968 April 20 - . 22:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin D-3. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart VD-0420-15.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1968 April 21 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-17.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1968 April 21 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-18.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1968 April 21 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-19.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1968 April 21 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-20.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1968 November 19 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-21.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 142 km (88 mi).

1968 November 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-24.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1968 November 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-22.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1968 November 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-23.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1968 November 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-25.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1968 December 19 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-26.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1968 December 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-27.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 139 km (86 mi).

1968 December 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-28.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1969 January 14 - . 19:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart Sphere.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 147 km (91 mi).

1969 January 15 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart Sphere.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 147 km (91 mi).

1969 February 25 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-29.
  • Ram-Air Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1969 February 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-31.
  • Ram-Air Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1969 February 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-30.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1969 March 19 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi).

1969 April 21 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 43 km (26 mi).

1969 April 25 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 46 km (28 mi).

1969 April 28 - . 04:19 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1969 April 28 - . 06:07 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 18 km (11 mi).

1969 May 9 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1969 May 11 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

1969 May 14 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-32.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1969 May 15 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-33.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1969 May 16 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-34.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1969 July 14 - . 13:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1969 July 16 - . 16:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Meteorological Sphere Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1969 August 5 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-35.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi).

1969 September 30 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-38.
  • Double Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 133 km (82 mi).

1969 September 30 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-36.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 136 km (84 mi).

1969 September 30 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-37.
  • Double Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 136 km (84 mi).

1969 October 1 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart SDC VD-39.
  • ROBIN - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 136 km (84 mi).

1971 June 20 - . 17:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • PAET Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Ames. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1971 June 21 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kindley. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • PAET Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Ames. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1971 August 19 - . 18:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).

1973 July 17 - . 17:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-6685.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).

1973 July 18 - . 02:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-6686.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

1973 July 18 - . 07:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-6693.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 133 km (82 mi).

1974 June 29 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart Starute,Datasonde.
  • Aladdin 74 Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1974 June 29 - . 17:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart B 1-7314.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 29 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7315.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 00:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7316.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7318.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 08:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7319.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 10:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7320.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 13:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7321.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 13:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart Starute,Datasonde.
  • Aladdin 74 Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart E 1-7322.
  • Aladdin 74 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1984 February 23 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • E field - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1998 January 4 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS01 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 5 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS02 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 8 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS03 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 8 - . 21:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS04 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 10 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS05 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 14 - . 17:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS06 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 16 - . 16:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS07 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 19 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS08 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 21 - . 13:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS09 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 23 - . 17:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS10 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 25 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Chaff Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1998 January 25 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Chaff Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1998 January 26 - . 17:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS11 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 28 - . 17:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS12 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 January 30 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS13 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 1 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS14 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 4 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS15 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 6 - . 17:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS16 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 7 - . 16:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS17 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 9 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS18 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 11 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS19 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 13 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS20 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 17 - . 13:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS21 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 17 - . 16:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS22 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 19 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS23 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 23 - . 20:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS24 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 25 - . 16:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS25 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 February 27 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • TPS26 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 November 18 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Charlestown. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Comet Chaser Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SPFLA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

2001 May 16 - . 13:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart. LV Configuration: Viper-Dart NASA 12.049UT.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

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