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Ramey



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Ramey
Credit: © Mark Wade
Sounding rocket launch site used in support of high-altitude monitoring after Project Argus nuclear tests. Six launches in 1958 reached up to 825 kilometers altitude.

Location: Ramey AFB, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Longitude: -67.1262 deg.
Latitude: 18.4960 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Jason American sounding rocket. The five-stage Jason rocket was developed by the US Air Force for monitoring of radiation in near-earth space (700-800 km) after high altitude nuclear explosions. Originally known as the Argo E-5, it consisted of an Honest John plus Nike plus Nike plus Recruit plus T-55. First used in 1958. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

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

Ramey Chronology


1958 August 20 - . 11:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Ramey. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason Jason 1841.
  • Nuclear test observation mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1958 August 27 - . 04:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Ramey. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason Jason 1914.
  • Nuclear test observation mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1958 August 27 - . 06:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Ramey. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason Jason 1917.
  • Nuclear test observation mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 817 km (507 mi).

1958 August 30 - . 05:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Ramey. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason Jason 2023.
  • Nuclear test observation mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 825 km (512 mi).

1958 August 30 - . 23:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Ramey. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason Jason 2026.
  • Nuclear test observation mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1958 September 2 - . 19:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Ramey. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason Jason 2041.
  • Nuclear test observation mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

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