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Aeolus
Part of Long Tom Family
Australian test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Aeolus Booster (a cluster of seven 5-inch LAPStar motors) + 1 x Mayfly second stage. Originally developed for the development of Woomera Range instrumentation in preparation for the British Black Knight orbital launch vehicle program. Thereafter used as a sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1961. First Launch: 1958-12-04. Last Launch: 1961-01-01. Number: 7 . Thrust: 80.00 kN (17,984 lbf). Gross mass: 600 kg (1,320 lb). Height: 6.60 m (21.60 ft). Diameter: 0.41 m (1.34 ft). Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).



Family: test vehicle. Country: Australia. Launch Sites: Woomera. Stages: LAPSTAR-300, Mayfly-300. Agency: WRE. Bibliography: 2.

1958 December 4 - . 01:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1959? - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1960? - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1960? - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1960 March 23 - . 11:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1961? - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1961? - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Long Tom. Launch Vehicle: Aeolus.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).


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