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Rigel
Argentinian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle.

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1969-09-12. Last Launch: 1973-11-19. Number: 7 . Payload: 30 kg (66 lb). Gross mass: 330 kg (720 lb). Height: 6.23 m (20.43 ft). Diameter: 0.21 m (0.68 ft). Apogee: 310 km (190 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Canopus + 1 x Orion-2.

Payload: 30 kg (66 lb) to a 310 km altitude.



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Castor (A) Argentinian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Canopus + 1 x Canopus

Canopus IIAE Argentinian solid rocket engine and single stage vehicle.

Centenario Argentine single stage sounding rocket.

Country: Argentina. Launch Sites: CELPA. Stages: Orion-1 engine, Canopus. Agency: CONAE.

1969 April 16 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 September 12 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1969 October 23 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 December 22 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1969 December 22 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1969 December 23 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test / biology mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 December 19 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 23:28 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 63 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

1972 November 4 - . 23:27 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 64 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 252 km (156 mi).

1972 November 11 - . 08:26 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 65 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1973 November 18 - . 23:34 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 November 19 - . 23:35 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1973 November 22 - . 23:39 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1975 September 30 - . Launch Site: Marambio. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1975 October 3 - . Launch Site: Marambio. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1979 March 21 - . 23:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A). FAILURE: Failure.
  • Spread F Barium release mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1979 March 22 - . 23:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Spread F Barium release mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 268 km (166 mi).

2013 December 18 - . 10:42 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Centenario.
  • Experiencia Centenario - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: IIAE. Apogee: 49 km (30 mi).


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