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Tartagal


Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 16 launches in 1966, reaching up to 90 kilometers altitude.

Location: Salta.
Longitude: -63.8238 deg.
Latitude: -22.7616 deg.

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Associated Countries
  • Argentina The Argentine Interplanetary Society was organized in the 1940's. In 1952 Argentina was one of the founding members of the International Astronautical Federation. From 1960 the Comision Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales (CNIE) worked with the Argentine Air Force's Instituto de Investigaciones Aeronauticas y Espaciales (IIAE) to develop indigenous sounding rockets and missiles. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to send an object into space using an indigenously-developed rocket. In the 1980's Argentina took part in a multinational effort to develop the Condor intermediate range missile. Under American pressure, the Condor Program was canceled in 1991, the IIAE and CNIE were dismantled, and further work on launch vehicles was banned. A new civilian space agency, CONAE was created, which concentrated on development of surveillance satellites for earth resource and environmental monitoring. More...

See also
  • 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...
  • Loki American unguided solid-propellant barrage anti-aircraft rocket adapted to use as a meteorological sounding rocket. 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...
  • Orion-2 Argentinan sounding rocket. Single-stage solid-propellant sounding rocket first launched in 1965. The rocket could reach a top speed of 548 m/s. More...

Tartagal Chronology


1966 November 11 - . 09:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 11 - . 14:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 11 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 12:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 13:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 17:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 16 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 13.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

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