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Aerobee 200A
Part of Aerobee Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x AJ60-92

Status: Retired 1978. First Launch: 1972-11-20. Last Launch: 1978-02-04. Number: 51 . Gross mass: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb). Height: 12.60 m (41.30 ft). Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft). Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands, Fort Churchill, Woomera, Woomera LA8. Stages: AJ60-92 stage, M5E1. Agency: Aerojet.



1972 November 20 - . 17:07 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 January 18 - . 17:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • LPARL X-ray spectrometer Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi).

1973 June 11 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 221 km (137 mi).

1973 July 25 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 276 km (171 mi).

1973 July 25 - . 17:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 31 km (19 mi).

1973 August 23 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • 13-in RC Flight 1 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1973 September 21 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Extreme ultraviolet solar spectrum Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 290 km (180 mi).

1973 October 24 - . 08:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • JHU UVT F7 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1973 November 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 December 19 - . 22:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1974 January 5 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • JHU UVS Kohoutek Optical / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 233 km (144 mi).

1974 January 8 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • NRL NB12.271 Aeronomy / extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1974 January 13 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1974 January 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 January 22 - . 16:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet / x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).

1974 February 9 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 186 km (115 mi).

1974 February 12 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 227 km (141 mi).

1974 March 16 - . 03:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 199 km (123 mi).

1974 March 21 - . 04:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Auroral Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 251 km (155 mi).

1974 May 15 - . 22:11 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 281 km (174 mi).

1974 June 19 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 June 22 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • 13-in RC Flight 2 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 June 27 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1974 September 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 October 3 - . 05:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1974 October 19 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 201 km (124 mi).

1974 November 25 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

1974 November 27 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 297 km (184 mi).

1974 December 28 - . 06:14 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Crab occultation Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1975 February 1 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • 13-in RC Flight 3 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1975 February 13 - . 13:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 295 km (183 mi).

1975 March 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1975 March 15 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • JHU UVT F8 (Saturn) Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 261 km (162 mi).

1975 October 3 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1976 March 5 - . 11:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • JHU UVS Comet West Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 209 km (129 mi).

1976 March 23 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • GSFC NGC 4151 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 216 km (134 mi).

1976 March 26 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar x-ray / ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 203 km (126 mi).

1976 April 21 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • NRL XR X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1976 May 11 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • CIT Cyg X-1 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1976 August 4 - . 17:39 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1976 October 30 - . 03:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • NRL Mk II ultraviolet Camera Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 182 km (113 mi).

1977 February 15 - . 14:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • CAL X-ray study X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 176 km (109 mi).

1977 February 15 - . 17:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • NRL XR X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1977 February 17 - . 14:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1977 February 21 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • JHU UVT F9 (Alpha Centauri) Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1977 February 23 - . 13:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).

1977 March 22 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1977 May 25 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1977 October 2 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • SAO XR / Italy XR X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 198 km (123 mi).

1977 December 11 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1978 February 4 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi).


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