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Aerobee 300A
Part of Aerobee Family
American sounding rocket. Aerobee 300A used a four-fin Aerobee 150A second stage rather than the older three-fin 150.

Status: Retired 1964. First Launch: 1960-08-03. Last Launch: 1964-01-29. Number: 7 . Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb). Height: 9.90 m (32.40 ft). Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Aerobee Booster + 1 x Aerobee 150 + 1 x Sparrow.



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: 1.8KS7800, Aerobee 150-2, 2.5KS18000. Agency: Aerojet.

1960 August 3 - . 15:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • UM ionospheric Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 415 km (257 mi). First Sparrowbee sounding rocket launched from Wallops Station, lifting 25 kg University of Michigan payload to 415 km altitude..

1961 March 26 - . 16:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • UM ionospheric Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 386 km (239 mi). NASA Aerobee research rocket with University of Michigan payload shot to 406-km altitude from Wallops Station..

1961 December 22 - . 04:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • UM Ionospheric Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi).

1962 November 20 - . 21:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • Thermosphere Probe 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 345 km (214 mi).

1963 April 18 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • Thermo Probe 2(AE-A) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 342 km (212 mi).

1963 July 20 - . 21:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • Thermosphere Probe 3 Aeronomy / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 338 km (210 mi).

1964 January 29 - . 03:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300A.
  • Thermosphere probe Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 309 km (192 mi).


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