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Astrobee D
Part of Astrobee Family
American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Status: Retired 1980. First Launch: 1970-06-08. Last Launch: 1980-02-16. Number: 48 . Thrust: 23.00 kN (5,170 lbf). Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Height: 3.90 m (12.70 ft). Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft). Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).



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Astrobee D engine Aerojet solid rocket engine. Astrobee D first stage.

Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, Poker Flat, Fort Churchill, San Marco, Red Lake, Red Lake MCM. Stages: Astrobee D engine. Agency: Aerojet.

1970 June 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi).

1970 June 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi).

1971 January 19 - . 19:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • AFCRL 71-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1971 January 21 - . 18:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • AFCRL 71-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1971 January 21 - . 19:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • AFCRL 71-3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1971 January 21 - . 19:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • AFCRL 71-4 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi).

1971 January 21 - . 20:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • AFCRL 71-5 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi).

1971 January 21 - . 21:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • AFCRL 71-6 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1972 January 28 - . 21:08 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

1972 January 29 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1972 March 6 - . 12:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Infrared emission Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1972 March 9 - . 10:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Infrared emission Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1972 December 6 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Auroral Quiet infrared Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 27 km (16 mi).

1972 December 9 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Auroral Quiet infrared Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1973 March 21 - . 10:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1973 April 6 - . 08:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Enhanced OH Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1973 June 30 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1973 October 3 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Infrared Radiometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1973 October 3 - . 02:27 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Infrared Radiometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 October 3 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Infrared Radiometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1974 February 8 - . 04:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Tracking test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1974 April 11 - . 23:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1974 April 12 - . 23:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • VLF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1974 October 10 - . 16:37 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1975 February 26 - . 22:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Gerdian Condenser Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1975 March 1 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Infrared / OH Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1975 July 15 - . 15:03 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1975 December 2 - . 12:57 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Twilight D-Region Aeronomy / technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1975 December 2 - . 13:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Twilight D-Region Aeronomy / technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1975 December 2 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Twilight D-Region Aeronomy / technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1975 December 3 - . 00:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Twilight D-Region Aeronomy / technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1975 December 3 - . 00:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Twilight D-Region Aeronomy / technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1975 December 3 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Twilight D-Region Aeronomy / technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1976 January 18 - . 19:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1976 January 23 - . 19:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1976 May 13 - . 02:51 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1976 August 11 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1977 January 8 - . 19:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1979 February 20 - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Nitric Oxide Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1979 February 27 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake MCM. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1979 June 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1979 September 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1979 September 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1979 October 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1979 December 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1980 February 16 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: San Marco. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1980 February 16 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: San Marco. LV Family: Astrobee. Launch Vehicle: Astrobee D.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).


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