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Atrid 1
Astrid 1 Satellite
Credit: via Goran Olsson
American test vehicle. Single stage vehicle to demonstrate laser-pumped propulsion.

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1994.
Height: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).
First Launch: 1994.02.04.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Livermore American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Livermore, USA. More...

  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Vandenberg Vandenberg Air Force Base is located on the Central Coast of California about 240 km northwest of Los Angeles. It is used for launches of unmanned government and commercial satellites into polar orbit and intercontinental ballistic missile test launches toward the Kwajalein Atoll. More...
  • Vandenberg LF08 Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Astrid launch silo. Originally a Minuteman 394 SMS silo. Upgraded for use as a Launch Facility in 1964, and later again modified to launch the Peacekeeper. More...

Associated Stages
  • Astrid-1 Solid rocket stage. 0.40 kN (90 lbf) thrust. Mass 20 kg (44 lb). More...

Astrid Chronology

1994 February 4 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF08. Launch Pad: LF08/Rail. Launch Vehicle: Astrid.
  • Pumped Propulsion test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

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