Encyclopedia Astronautica
Charlestown



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Charlestown
Credit: © Mark Wade
Sounding rocket launch site, used from 1965. One launch in 1991 reached 90 kilometers altitude.

Location: Rhode Island.
Longitude: -71.6684 deg.
Latitude: 41.3600 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Viper Single stage sounding rocket developed as a follow-on to the Loki-Dart. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Viper-Dart American sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket that delivered a 1-m diameter inflatable sphere to 90 km to meaure winds aloft. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • SPFLA American agency overseeing development of rockets. Florida Spaceport Authority, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Charlestown Chronology


1999 November 18 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Charlestown. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper-Dart.
  • Comet Chaser Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SPFLA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

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