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Mesquito
Part of MLRS Family
Single stage solid propellant sounding rocket capable of reaching 95 km altitude.

Status: Retired 2009. First Launch: 2008-05-06. Last Launch: 2009-12-16. Number: 3 . Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

Rocket vehicle developed for the NASA Sounding Rocket Program to provide rocket-borne measurements of the mesosphere (82-95 km altitude). The payload was housed in an aerodynamic dart.



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Wallops Island LA2.

2008 May 6 - . 18:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: MLRS. Launch Vehicle: Mesquito.
  • Nation: USA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

2008 May 7 - . 19:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: MLRS. Launch Vehicle: Mesquito.
  • Nation: USA. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2009 December 16 - . 13:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: MLRS. Launch Vehicle: Mesquito.
  • NASA 12.068GT - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Test.


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