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Grand Turk Island


Grand Turk Island

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  • Arcas The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Arcas American sounding rocket. The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Grand Turk Island DZ Rocket air-launch position known to have been used for 7 launches from 1976 to 1978, reaching up to 10 kilometers altitude. More...

Grand Turk Island Chronology


1966 February 4 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 7 - . 17:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 14 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 18 - . 18:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 21 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Arcasonde 1A Weather mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

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