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Upstage


American sounding rocket. Sprint test vehicle.

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

Status: Retired 1972.
Gross mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb).
Height: 5.20 m (17.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.22 m (4.00 ft).
Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).
First Launch: 1971.11.01.
Last Launch: 1972.08.01.
Number: 5 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Douglas American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Boeing Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, USA. More...

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

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...

Associated Stages

Upstage Chronology


1971 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Upstage.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; DARPA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1972 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Upstage.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; DARPA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1972 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Upstage.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; DARPA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1972 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Upstage.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; DARPA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1972 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Upstage.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; DARPA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

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