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Gamma Centauro
Argentinian sounding rocket. Argentine two-stage solid-propellant fin-stabilized rocket flown in the early 1960's for technology development and scientific research.

AKA: GammaCenS. Status: Retired 1965. First Launch: 1962-11-10. Last Launch: 1965-02-08. Number: 13 . Payload: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Gross mass: 27 kg (60 lb). Height: 2.43 m (7.98 ft). Diameter: 0.13 m (0.44 ft). Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

It followed the smaller Alpha and Beta Centauro rockets flown as part of technology development. There was an 18 second interval between burnout of the first stage and ignition of the second stage. The rocket could reach a maximum speed of 867 m/s and an altitude of 45 km.

Payload: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb) to a 59 km altitude.



Subtopics

Gamma Centauro-1 Solid rocket stage. Mass 16 kg (35 lb).

Gamma Centauro-2 Solid rocket stage. Mass 6 kg (13 lb).

Country: Argentina. Launch Sites: CELPA, Puente del Inca, Base Matienzo. Stages: Gamma Centauro-1, Gamma Centauro-2. Bibliography: 2.

1962 November 10 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Nation: Argentina. Agency: IIAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi). 90-100 km claimed.

1962 Nov 11? - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
1962 Nov 12? - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
1962 Nov 14? - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
1962 November 15 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1963 October 1 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1964 July 27 - . Launch Site: Puente del Inca. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1965 February 6 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
1965 February 6 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1965 February 6 - . Launch Site: Base Matienzo. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1965 February 6 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Base Matienzo. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Matienzo Ionos XR - . Nation: Argentina. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1965 February 8 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
1965 February 8 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Base Matienzo. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Matienzo Ionos XR - . Nation: Argentina. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).


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