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Mercury



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Mercury
Credit: © Mark Wade
Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 9 launches in 1957, reaching up to 30 kilometers altitude, for support of nuclear tests.

Location: Nevada.
Longitude: -115.9683 deg.
Latitude: 36.6742 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Asp Sounding rocket (Atmospheric Sounding Projectile) originally designed against a US Navy Bureeau of Ships requirement to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear explosions. Developed by Cooper Development Corporation for the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. Flight test in 1956. Designed to lift 13.6 kg to 40 km. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Asp American sounding rocket. Sounding rocket (Atmospheric Sounding Projectile) originally designed against a US Navy Bureeau of Ships requirement to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear explosions. Developed by Cooper Development Corporation for the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. Flight test in 1956. Designed to lift 13.6 kg to 40 km. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USN American agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. USN Joint Task Force 7, USA. More...
  • AEC American agency overseeing development of rocket engines and rockets. Atomic Energy Commission, USA. Responsible for development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power applications. Became part of the newly-created Department of Energy in 1971. More...

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

Mercury Chronology


1957 July 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 August 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 August 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 September 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 September 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 October 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 October 1 - . Launch Site: Mercury. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

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