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Siple A


Arcas launch complex. Arcas launcher

Longitude: -84.2481 deg.
Latitude: -75.9391 deg.
First Launch: 1980.12.12.
Last Launch: 1981.01.11.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Super Arcas American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle, improved version of the original Arcas with a lengthened motor burning for 40 seconds. Payload 4 kg to 100 km or 8 kg to 40 km. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Siple Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 11 launches from 1978 to 1981, reaching up to 211 kilometers altitude. More...

Siple A Chronology


1980 December 12 - . 11:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Siple. Launch Complex: Siple A. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas NASA 15.189UE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1980 December 20 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Siple. Launch Complex: Siple A. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas NASA 15.190UE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1981 January 10 - . Launch Site: Siple. Launch Complex: Siple A. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas NASA 15.191UE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1981 January 11 - . Launch Site: Siple. Launch Complex: Siple A. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas NASA 15.192UE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

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