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Aerobee RTV-N-10
Part of Aerobee Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Aerobee Booster + 1 x Aerobee XASR-1

Status: Retired 1957. First Launch: 1950-01-15. Last Launch: 1957-09-17. Number: 27 . Gross mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Height: 7.90 m (25.90 ft). Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft). Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands, White Sands LC35, Bering Sea. Stages: Aerobee XASR-SC-2-2, 2.5KS18000. Agency: Aerojet.



1950 January 15 - . 23:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Bering Sea. Launch Pad: 58.0 N x 170.0 W. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). Cosmic radiation research. Launched at 2345 GMT. Reached 72.4 km. Launched from from vessel ACM1 at Bering Sea Launch Site 1 (APL Aerobee/Norton Sound) - Latitude: 58.00 N, Longitude:170.00 W..

1950 January 18 - . 23:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Bering Sea. Launch Pad: 50.0 N x 170.0 W. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Cosmic radiation research. Launched at 2317 GMT. Reached 80.5 km. Launched from from vessel ACM1 at Bering Sea Launch Site 2 (APL Aerobee/Norton Sound) - Latitude: 50.00 N, Longitude:170.00 W..

1950 May 12 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi). Cosmic radiation research. Launched at 0530 local time. Reached 88.1 km..

1950 August 3 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. Launch Pad: LC35?. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Sunfollower / SX Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi). Solar radiation research. Launched at 1652 local time. Reached 6 km..

1950 August 17 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi). Composition research. Launched at 0845 local time. Reached 101.4 km..

1951 January 22 - . 22:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi). Composition research. Launched at 1555 local time. Reached 88.5 km..

1951 January 25 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Ozone Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Solar radiation research. Launched at 0800 local time. Reached 90.1 km..

1951 February 6 - . 17:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Earth photography Imaging mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi). Photography research. Launched at 1020 local time. Reached 98.2 km..

1952 February 19 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. FAILURE: Failure..
  • Sunfollower / SX Solar / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi). Sky brightness research. Launched at 0745 local time. Failure..

1952 April 30 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Ultraviolet detectors Solar ultraviolet / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi). Cosmic radiation, solar radiation research. Launched at 0630 local time. Reached 127.8 km..

1952 May 1 - . 14:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Ultraviolet detectors Solar x-ray and ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi). Solar radiation research. Launched at 0842 local time. Reached 91.8 km..

1952 May 5 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Ultraviolet detectors Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi). Cosmic radiation, solar radiation research. Launched at 0644 local time. Reached 127 km..

1952 September 3 - . 14:49 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Sunfollower / SX Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi). Solar radiation research. Launched at 0749 local time. Reached 99 km..

1953 February 10 - . 21:09 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy / chemical / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi). Composition, cosmic radiation research. Launched at 1409 local time. Reached 137 km..

1953 February 12 - . 07:09 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy / chemical / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi). Composition, cosmic radiation research. Launched at 0009 local time. Reached 137.3 km..

1953 November 19 - . 22:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Oxygen content Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi). Solar spectrum research. Launched at 1540 local time. Reached 112.6 km..

1953 November 25 - . 15:46 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Oxygen content Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi). Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0846 local time. Reached 95.1 km..

1953 December 1 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Oxygen content Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi). Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0830 local time. Reached 129.6 km..

1954 February 2 - . 18:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Sunfollower UVS Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi). Solar ultraviolet research. Launched at 1135 local time. Reached 101 km..

1954 April 9 - . 21:12 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 143 km (88 mi). Gas composition research. Launched at 1412 local time. Reached 143 km..

1954 April 10 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi). Gas composition research. Launched at 0200 local time. Reached 5 km..

1955 March 19 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi). Night airglow research. Launched at 2300 local time. Reached 114.3 km..

1955 July 8 - . 08:39 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometers Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi). Ion composition research. Launched at 0139 local time. Reached 113.4 km..

1955 November 17 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Meteorites / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi). Night airglow, meteors research. Launched at 0200 local time. Reached 105 km..

1955 November 29 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Mass spectrometers Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi). Ion composition research. Launched at 1016 local time. Reached 132 km..

1956 June 22 - . 19:42 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi). Ionosphere research. Launched at 1242 local time. Reached 5 km..

1957 September 17 - . 14:04 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10.
  • Sunfollower / UVS Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi). Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0704 local time. Reached 51.1 km..


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