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Atlantic Research


American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Atlantic Research, Gainesville, USA.

ARC was a pioneering rocket company, founded in 1949 for the purpose of building solid propellant motors. In 1987 it acquired the former Bell liquid rocket motor business in Niagara Falls.

AKA: Bell Aircraft; Atlantic Research Liquid Propellant Division (1987).
Location: Gainesville.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • SR45 Atlantic Research solid rocket engine. Kitty PWN-6, Rooster PWN-7. More...
  • SR59 Atlantic Research solid rocket engine. Minuteman 1 LGM-30 Pitch Motor. More...
  • SR61 Atlantic Research solid rocket engine. Minuteman 1 LGM-30 Spin Motor. More...

See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Kitty American sounding rocket developed to measure winds aloft in support of nuclear tests. More...
  • Arcon American sounding rocket. Similar to the Deacon and Cajun. Developed by the Atlantic Research Corp. for NRL. First used in 1958. Designed to lift 18 kg to 113 km. The two-stage vehicle consisted of two Arcon motors in tandem. More...
  • Arcas American sounding rocket. The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...
  • Boosted Arcas American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a booster + 1 x Arcas second stage. More...
  • Athena RTV American test vehicle. The Athena was designed to simulate the re-entry environment of an intercontinental ballistic missile and was one of the few examples of sustained interstate missile tests within the United States. More...
  • Super Arcas American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle, improved version of the original Arcas with a lengthened motor burning for 40 seconds. Payload 4 kg to 100 km or 8 kg to 40 km. More...
  • Rooster American sounding rocket. Rooster was a variant of the Arcas sounding rocket. Instead of a temperature transmitter, it used a ROBIN (Rocket Balloon Instrument) inflatable falling sphere as its payload. More...
  • Athena H American test vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Recruit + 1 x Castor 4 + 1 x Antares 2 + 1 x Alcor IA More...

Associated Stages
  • Arcon-1 Solid rocket stage. 4.50 kN (1,012 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

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