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Sparoair
American air-launched sounding rocket. Air-launched two stage vehicle consisting of tandem Sparrow air-to-air missile motors.

Status: Retired 1966. Apogee: 107 km (66 mi).



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Sparoair I American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F3H Cougar + 1 x Sparrow + 1 x Sparrow

Sparoair II American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F3H Cougar + 1 x Sparrow + 1 x Sparrow

Sparoair III American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F4B Phantom + 1 x Sparrow + 1 x 22.6KS1245

Cleansweep IIIB American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x RB-57B + 1 x Shrike.

Family: aircraft-launched. Country: USA. Agency: USN. Bibliography: 2.

1960 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1961 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair II.
  • Flight 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NMC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1961 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair II.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1963 August 2 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair I.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 107 km (66 mi).

1963 Q4? - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair I.
  • NITE OWL 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NMC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 January 18 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-3B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair I.
  • NITE OWL 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NMC. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1965 July 8 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-4B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair III. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 27 km (16 mi).

1965 October 20 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Shrike motor - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1965 Dec 20? - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Platform: RB-57B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1966 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Atmosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1966 May 26 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: F-4B. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Sparoair III. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • JTF-8 exercise - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 May 16 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: RB-57C. LV Family: Sparoair. Launch Vehicle: Cleansweep IIIB.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).


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