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Michigan


American agency overseeing development of rockets. Univeristy of Michigan, USA.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Exos American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x M-6 + 1 x Nike + 1 x Recruit More...
  • Strongarm American test vehicle. A large five-stage rocket developed by the Army Ballistics Research Laboratory with the cooperation of the University of Michigan. Consisted of an Honest John plus Nike plus Nike plus modified Recruit plus a scaled-down Sergeant. Fired first from Wallops Island on November 10, 1959. Could lift 6.8 kg to 1600 km. More...
  • Strongarm 1 American test vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x M-6 + 1 x Nike + 1 x Nike + 1 x Recruit More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Keweenaw In 1962 the University of Michigan proposed a launch site near the center of the North American continent. This would fill in a gap in the US Army's Meteorological Rocket Network. Following a survey of available sites a location on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior was selected. The site was in use from 1964-1971. More...

Michigan Chronology


1964 August 1 - . Launch Site: Keweenaw. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Michigan. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1964 August 6 - . 12:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Keweenaw. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas Weather.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Michigan. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1964 September 1 - . Launch Site: Keweenaw. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Michigan. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1964 September 1 - . Launch Site: Keweenaw. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Michigan. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1964 September 14 - . Launch Site: Keweenaw. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Michigan. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

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