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SPARTA
Part of Redstone Family
Sparta
Sparta
Credit: © Thomas Kladiva - Thomas Kladiva
American orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Redstone + 1 x Antares 2 + 1 x BE-3

Status: Retired 1967. First Launch: 1966-11-28. Last Launch: 1967-11-29. Number: 10 . Payload: 45 kg (99 lb). Thrust: 357.00 kN (80,256 lbf). Gross mass: 30,000 kg (66,000 lb). Height: 21.80 m (71.50 ft). Diameter: 1.78 m (5.83 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

LEO Payload: 45 kg (99 lb) to a 300 km orbit at 28.00 degrees.



Family: orbital launch vehicle. People: von Braun. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Wresat. Launch Sites: Woomera, Woomera LA8. Stages: Jupiter C stage, Antares 2, BE-3.
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Sparta Sparta
Sparta - COSPAR 1967-118


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1966 November 28 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Sparta SV-1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 December 13 - . 11:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 20 - . 08:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-3 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 July 4 - . 23:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-4 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 July 24 - . 16:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-5 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 August 17 - . 19:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-6 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 September 15 - . 16:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-7 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1967 October 11 - . 16:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-8 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1967 October 31 - . 13:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-9 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1967 November 29 - . 04:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Wresat 1 - . Payload: Wresat / BE-3. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Wresat. Decay Date: 1968-01-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 3054 . COSPAR: 1967-118A. Apogee: 1,252 km (777 mi). Perigee: 198 km (123 mi). Inclination: 83.3000 deg. Period: 99.30 min. Weapons Research Establishment Satellite; solar radiation, upper atmosphere data. WRESAT 1 launched for upper atmosphere and space research at 1419 h central standard time, from Woomera, South Australia. Launch vehicle based on Redstone. .


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