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Sounding Rocket-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 1,000 kg.

Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 3.90 m (12.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Terrier Sounding Rocket American surface-to-air missile. Modified single stage Navy Terrier missiles with cameras were used as sounding rockets. They were launched to an altitude of 140 km from Wallops Island, providing a 1,600 km composite photograph of a frontal cloud formation. More...

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Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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