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Aerobee 150A
Part of Aerobee Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Aerobee Booster + 1 x Aerobee 150A

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1960-03-25. Last Launch: 1973-05-23. Number: 68 . Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb). Height: 9.30 m (30.50 ft). Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft). Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

The Aerobee 150A was essentially an Aerobee 150 with four tail fins rather than three, flown from a special four-rail tower only from Wallops Island.



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, White Sands LC35, Wallops Island LA1, Eglin. Stages: Aerobee 150A-2, 2.5KS18000. Agency: Aerojet.

1960 March 25 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Test / meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi). Aerobee 150-A, a new type, fired from new launch tower at Wallops Station, reached an altitude of 140 km and achieved rocket performance objectives as well as micrometeorite impact counts..

1960 April 23 - . 21:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 246 km (152 mi). NASA fired first of five Aerobee-Hi sounding rockets from Wallops Station in program to measure ultraviolet radiation..

1960 April 29 - . 15:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Composition Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi).

1960 May 27 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet star photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi).

1960 June 24 - . 06:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet star photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1960 August 23 - . 17:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Cosmic rays mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1960 November 15 - . 16:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Composition Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 227 km (141 mi).

1960 November 22 - . 08:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet Spectrograph Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1961 February 5 - . 13:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi).

1961 March 31 - . 02:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet star photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1961 April 14 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Attitude control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 206 km (128 mi).

1961 April 21 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi).

1961 June 26 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Attitude control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1961 August 12 - . 10:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 153 km (95 mi).

1961 October 18 - . 13:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi).

1962 January 13 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Attitude control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 209 km (129 mi).

1962 February 7 - . 04:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ultraviolet Spectrograph Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1962 March 19 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Structure Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1962 May 25 - . 12:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Sea recovery test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). Sea recovery test mission..

1962 June 20 - . 13:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1962 June 29 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • JHU Airglow 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1962 June 30 - . 04:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • JHU Airglow 2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 208 km (129 mi).

1962 July 24 - . 12:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 September 22 - . 02:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet Photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1962 September 30 - . 06:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Lockheed XR X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 171 km (106 mi).

1962 October 30 - . 01:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • OAO sensors Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1962 November 16 - . 04:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi).

1962 November 18 - . 04:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 206 km (128 mi).

1962 December 11 - . 04:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1962 December 13 - . 17:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • JHU Airglow 3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1963 January 29 - . 16:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • JHU Airglow 4 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1963 March 16 - . 02:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Lockheed XR 2 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 201 km (124 mi).

1963 April 3 - . 16:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi).

1963 April 12 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • CSIRO VLF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 198 km (123 mi).

1963 April 23 - . 20:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Electron density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 199 km (123 mi).

1963 May 7 - . 21:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • JHU Airglow 5 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1963 May 9 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • CSIRO VLF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 203 km (126 mi).

1963 July 10 - . 02:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi).

1963 July 19 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet spectrograph Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1963 July 23 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet spectrograph Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1963 September 11 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • LeRC LH2 test Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1963 September 25 - . 07:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi).

1963 September 28 - . 14:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 226 km (140 mi).

1963 October 17 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1963 October 31 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA1. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1963 November 12 - . 18:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • JHU Airglow 6 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1963 November 17 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 370 km (220 mi).

1964 September 2 - . 03:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 156 km (96 mi).

1964 September 18 - . 17:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 168 km (104 mi).

1964 September 26 - . 12:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Attitude control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1964 October 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • BIRA-2 Infrared background mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 November 16 - . 18:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Thermosphere probe Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1965 September 17 - . 21:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • FR-1 test / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 182 km (113 mi).

1965 September 25 - . 21:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • FR-1 test / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1965 October 19 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Colorado / Ikeya-Seki Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

1966 January 18 - . 03:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).

1966 March 2 - . 17:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Te, Solar UV Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 228 km (141 mi).

1966 March 3 - . 21:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • AFCRL Solar Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 219 km (136 mi).

1966 May 18 - . 04:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1966 August 26 - . 18:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Mon / RPA Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1967 March 14 - . 17:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • OSO-3 calibration Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 205 km (127 mi).

1967 March 22 - . 16:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • OSO-3 calibration Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1967 December 5 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • White rat payload Biological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1968 June 24 - . 22:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Biological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 144 km (89 mi).

1968 November 21 - . 20:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Biological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 164 km (101 mi).

1969 May 15 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Biological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • NRL NE3.235 Solar eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 163 km (101 mi).

1973 May 23 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).


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