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Castor (A)
Part of Rigel Family
Argentinian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Canopus + 1 x Canopus

Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1969-12-22. Last Launch: 1979-03-22. Number: 7 . Payload: 75 kg (165 lb). Gross mass: 280 kg (610 lb). Height: 8.00 m (26.20 ft). Diameter: 0.69 m (2.25 ft). Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

Payload: 75 kg (165 lb) to a 400 km altitude.



Country: Argentina. Launch Sites: CELPA, Chilca, Marambio. Stages: Canopus. Agency: CONAE.

1969 December 22 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1970 December 19 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1973 November 22 - . 23:39 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1975 September 30 - . Launch Site: Marambio. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1975 October 3 - . Launch Site: Marambio. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
1979 March 21 - . 23:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A). FAILURE: Failure.
  • Spread F Barium release mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1979 March 22 - . 23:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Rigel. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A).
  • Spread F Barium release mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 268 km (166 mi).


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