Rocket stage used on Deacon Rockoon sounding rocket.
Status: Retired 1992.
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Number: 143 .
Associated Launch Vehicles
Deacon Rockoon American sounding rocket. The Rockoon concept involved release of a 12 m diameter balloon from a ship, which took a Deacon sounding rocket to 9 to 27 km altitude in 80 minutes. The rocket was ignited at a preset time or altitude or by remote control, and then boosted an 18 kg payload to a 50 to 100 km altitude. The Deacon was painted black and wrapped in plastic to protect it against the cold, and fitted with larger fins for stability at high altitude. More...
Loki Rockoon American sounding rocket. Balloon-launched Loki with larger fins for stability at high altitudes. The basic Loki was used in this manner on 23 September 1955, measuring cosmic rays. More...
Deacon Rockoon Loki Two stage version of Rockoon balloon-launched soundinr coekt consisting of a Deacon first stage and Loki second stage. More...
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