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AMROC
AMROC (the American Rocket Company) proposed development of low-cost hybrid-propulsion orbital launch vehicles in the 1980's. Actual flight hardware did not go beyond a small test vehicle.

Status: Retired 1989.



Subtopics

Hyperion American sounding rocket. Series of single-stage sounding rockets using eAc hybrid propulsion.

Industrial Launch Vehicle American low cost orbital launch vehicle. Low-cost hybrid launch vehicle proposed by AMROC in the 1980's.

AMROC IRR American low cost orbital launch vehicle. Single stage vehicle.

Family: LCLVs, low cost, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: H1500. Launch Vehicles: AMROC IRR. Launch Sites: Vandenberg. Agency: eAc. Bibliography: 2.

1958 - . LV Family: AMROC. Launch Vehicle: Hyperion.
  • Hyperion nuclear rocket design. - . Nation: USA. Hyperion was considered as a ca. 1970 Saturn follow-on. Hyperion would have doubled the translunar trajectory performance of the Saturn V at less than one third of the liftoff mass..

1989 October 5 - . 17:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576A3. LV Family: AMROC. Launch Vehicle: AMROC IRR. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AMROC. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1996 November 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: AMROC. Launch Vehicle: Hyperion.
1996 November 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: AMROC. Launch Vehicle: Hyperion.
1997 January 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: AMROC. Launch Vehicle: Hyperion.
1997 April 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: AMROC. Launch Vehicle: Hyperion.

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