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Boosted Arcas
Part of Arcas Family
Super Arcas
Super Arcas
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a booster + 1 x Arcas second stage.

Status: Retired 1972. First Launch: 1961-01-01. Last Launch: 1972-11-02. Number: 55 . Thrust: 1.00 kN (225 lbf). Height: 3.40 m (11.10 ft). Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft). Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, Fort Churchill, Andoya, Thumba, Cape Karikari, Cape Karikari L1, Cape Karikari L2, Koroni, Koroni LP1, Nissaki-Karystos, Koroni LP2, Resolute Bay. Stages: MARC 14A1, MARC 2B1. Agency: Atlantic Research.

1961 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 October 8 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • UJO-1 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: NASA, RTG. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1963 October 10 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • UJO-2 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: NASA, RTG. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1963 December 13 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • UJO-3 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: NASA, RTG. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1964 March 6 - . 23:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • UJO-4 (Na / Li) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: RTG. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1965 March 1 - . 13:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • UJO-5 (Uppsala) Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: NASA, RTG. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1965 March 2 - . 20:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • UJO-7 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: NASA, RTG. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1965 March 16 - . 04:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Sylvester I Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Norway. Agency: NASA, NTNF. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1965 March 23 - . 05:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Sylvester II Ionosphere/Chemical release mission - . Nation: Norway. Agency: NASA, NTNF. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1965 May 25 - . 19:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 1 range test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 2 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 19:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L2. Launch Pad: L2?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 3 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 19:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 4 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L2. Launch Pad: L2?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 5 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 20:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L1. Launch Pad: L1?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 6 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 May 30 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Karikari. Launch Complex: Cape Karikari L2. Launch Pad: L2?. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Kiwi 7 Ionosphere / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1965 December 2 - . 02:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Arcas I Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Norway. Agency: NTNF. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1965 December 6 - . 13:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Sylvester III Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Norway. Agency: NASA, NTNF. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1966 May 15 - . 10:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test Eclipse ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 May 20 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Eclipse ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 May 20 - . 08:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Eclipse ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1966 May 20 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Eclipse ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1966 May 20 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Eclipse ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 May 20 - . 11:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Eclipse ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi).

1966 May 21 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Complex: Koroni LP1. Launch Platform: RREC. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 August 29 - . 12:38 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • D-Region ionosphere-solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 August 29 - . 13:37 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • D-Region ionosphere-solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 January 26 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS, NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 October 3 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Booster test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1967 October 24 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Magnetic North Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1967 October 24 - . 19:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Magnetic North Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1968 March 8 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • ISRO 12.01 BRAHMA-I Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1968 March 8 - . 12:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • ISRO 12.02 BRAHMA-II Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1968 May 2 - . 22:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ESSA, NASA. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1968 June 10 - . 02:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ESSA, NASA. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1968 August 2 - . 02:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • D-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1968 August 2 - . 10:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • D-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1968 November 2 - . 16:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere/Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ESSA, NASA. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1968 November 2 - . 21:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere/Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ESSA, NASA. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1969 October 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1971 February 20 - . 03:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Auroral particles Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1971 March 3 - . 06:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Auroral particles Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1972 January 15 - . 23:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • ATT-BA-4 Auroral mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NASA, NRCC. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1972 January 16 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 04:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).


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