Encyclopedia Astronautica
CONAE


Argentinan agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The IIAE (Institute of Aeronautics and Space Investigations) was an organization of the Argentine Air Force established in 1960 to develop rocket technology and conduct sounding rocket launches and missile tests in conjunction with the nominally civilian CNIE agency (Comision Nacional de Estudios Espaciales). CNIE, also founded in 1960, oversaw development of Argentinan space and missile technology, notably the Condor intermediate range missile. Argentine space enthusiast Teofilo Tabanera was its first director.

After the cancellation of the Condor IRBM program the government of Carlos Menem decided to have civilian oversight of Argentinan rocketry and space development. CONAE was created for this purpose and replaced CNIE on 28 May 28 1991. CONAE incorporated the Air Force aerospace facilities in Cordoba and Buenos Aires of the former CNIE, as well as some of the civilian personnel involved in the Condor project. CONAE established and satellite tracking and control facility in Cordoba in 1997 and developed a series of indigenous optical and radar surveillance satellites (SAC and SAOCOM series). It also undertook joint civilian satellite projects with other countries.

AKA: Argentine Air Force; IIAE Institute of Aeronautics and Space Investigations; CNIE National Commission for Space Research (1961); CONAE (1991).
Location: Buenos Aires.

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Associated Countries
  • Argentina The Argentine Interplanetary Society was organized in the 1940's. In 1952 Argentina was one of the founding members of the International Astronautical Federation. From 1960 the Comision Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales (CNIE) worked with the Argentine Air Force's Instituto de Investigaciones Aeronauticas y Espaciales (IIAE) to develop indigenous sounding rockets and missiles. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to send an object into space using an indigenously-developed rocket. In the 1980's Argentina took part in a multinational effort to develop the Condor intermediate range missile. Under American pressure, the Condor Program was canceled in 1991, the IIAE and CNIE were dismantled, and further work on launch vehicles was banned. A new civilian space agency, CONAE was created, which concentrated on development of surveillance satellites for earth resource and environmental monitoring. More...

Associated Spacecraft
  • SAC-B Argentinan solar satellite. One launch, 1996.11.04. SAC-B, an Argentine / US mission, was designed to study solar physics and astrophysics through the examination of solar flares, gamma-ray burst sources and the diffuse soft X-ray cosmic background. More...
  • SAC-A Argentinan technology satellite. One launch, 1998.10.29. The Scientific Applications Satellite-S (SAC-A) was a small, ejectable, low cost Argentinean satellite that was launched during the STS-88 Space Shuttle Endeavour mission. More...
  • SAC-C Argentinan earth land resources satellite. One launch, 2000.11.21. The SAC-C Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas C was developed by the Argentine space agency CONAE and built by the Argentine company INVAP. More...

Associated Engines
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  • Agency Agencies or institutions overseeing design, development, construction, or operation of space-related systems. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Sonda 1 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 1-1 + 1 x Sonda 1-2 More...
  • Orion-1 Argentinan sounding rocket. Technology test vehicle, used to verify rocket motor and technologies for Orion-2 sounding rocket. More...
  • Orion-2 Argentinan sounding rocket. Single-stage solid-propellant sounding rocket first launched in 1965. The rocket could reach a top speed of 548 m/s. More...
  • Rigel Argentinan sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle. More...
  • Castor (A) Argentinan sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Canopus + 1 x Canopus More...
  • Sonda 3 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 3-1 + 1 x Sonda 2A More...

Associated Programs
  • SAC SAC (Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas) was a series of Argentine satellites devoted to proving and developing Argentinan space technology. More...

Associated Stages

CONAE Chronology


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).

1964 November 4 - . 08:31 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure. LV Configuration: Centaure C78.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1964 November 5 - . 23:16 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure. LV Configuration: Centaure C80.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 176 km (109 mi).

1964 November 6 - . 08:31 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure. LV Configuration: Centaure C79.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 179 km (111 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 - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Gamma Centauro.
  • Meteorological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1965 October 1 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-1. LV Configuration: Orion-1 No. 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 January 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 1.
  • 04 CNAE 6601 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 May 18 - . 18:42 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart M-85.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1966 May 18 - . 20:22 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart 10-1449.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1966 May 19 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 June 15 - . 15:43 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart 10-1450.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 July 1 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-1. LV Configuration: Orion-1 No. 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 July 13 - . 22:44 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart 10-1448.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 July 14 - . 01:18 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart P-467.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 July 14 - . 15:17 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart P-462.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 August 13 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 No. 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1966 August 17 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 8.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 194 km (120 mi).

1966 September 1 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 No. 4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 September 8 - . 18:41 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 9.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 September 14 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 10.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1966 September 21 - . 16:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 11.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1966 September 28 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET C12A?.
  • Arcasonde 2B - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1966 October 6 - . 00:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET C12?.
1966 October 13 - . 23:30 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 12.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1966 November 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1966 November 9 - . 17:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1966 November 11 - . 09:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 11 - . 14:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 11 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 12:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 13:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 17:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • Eclipse Aeronomy / Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE; NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 November 16 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tartagal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 13.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1966 December 14 - . 14:07 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 14.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 December 14 - . 20:25 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 15.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1967 January 18 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 16.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1967 February 15 - . 14:01 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 17.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1967 March 15 - . 11:10 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 18.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

1967 April 12 - . 14:46 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 19.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1967 May 17 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 20.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1967 June 14 - . 16:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 21.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1967 July 12 - . 17:02 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 22.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1967 August 16 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 23.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1967 August 30 - . 17:32 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • ION 1 / 67 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 225 km (139 mi).

1967 September 2 - . 17:37 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • ION 2 / 67 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 232 km (144 mi).

1967 September 6 - . 22:35 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 AER 1/67.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 September 7 - . 06:05 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 AER 1/67-2.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 September 7 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 AER 1/67-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 September 13 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 24.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1967 October 18 - . 21:03 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 25.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1967 November 15 - . 15:57 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 26.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1967 December 13 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 27.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1967 December 14 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 Rad 1/67.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1967 December 16 - . 14:58 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 Rad 2/67.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1968 January 17 - . 17:25 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 28.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1968 January 24 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 Rad 2/68.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1968 February 14 - . 13:33 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 29.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1968 March 13 - . 15:28 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 30.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1968 March 20 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-31.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1968 March 27 - . 15:58 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-32.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1968 April 3 - . 13:39 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-33.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1968 April 10 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-34.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1968 April 17 - . 16:26 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-35.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1968 May 15 - . 19:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-36.
1968 May 29 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-37.
1968 June 13 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-38.
1968 June 26 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-39.
1968 July 16 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-40.
1968 July 31 - . 22:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-41.
1968 August 14 - . 23:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET-42.
1968 August 28 - . 22:40 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET-43.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1968 September 25 - . 19:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET C45.
1968 October 2 - . 15:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET C46.
1969 April 16 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 May 28 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 No. 26.
  • Biological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1969 August 30 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 No. 27.
  • Biological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1969 August 30 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 No. 31.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1969 September 12 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel. LV Configuration: Rigel No 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1969 October 23 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 December 22 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

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

1969 December 23 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Canopus 2. LV Configuration: Canopus 2 No 3.
  • Test / biology mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 May 3 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Chemical release / fields mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1970 December 19 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Castor (A). LV Configuration: Castor (A) CR-X2.
  • Dummy St2 test - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1971 December 19 - . 23:33 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. LV Configuration: Orion-2 Campus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 23:28 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 63 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

1972 November 4 - . 23:27 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 64 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 252 km (156 mi).

1972 November 11 - . 08:26 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 65 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1973 November 18 - . 23:34 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1973 November 19 - . 23:35 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Canopus. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1996 November 4 - . 17:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island DZ. Launch Pad: 37.0 N x 72.0 W. Launch Platform: L-1011. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL. LV Configuration: Pegasus XL F14. FAILURE: The rocket functioned perfectly but the separation system failed to release the payload..
  • SAC-B - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Program: SAC. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SAC-B. Decay Date: 2002-04-07 . USAF Sat Cat: 24645 . COSPAR: 1996-061A. Apogee: 555 km (344 mi). Perigee: 487 km (302 mi). Inclination: 38.0000 deg. Period: 95.00 min.

1998 December 4 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-88.
  • SAC-A - . Mass: 68 kg (149 lb). Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Manufacturer: INVAP. Program: SAC. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SAC-A. Decay Date: 1999-10-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 25550 . COSPAR: 1998-069B. Apogee: 398 km (247 mi). Perigee: 381 km (236 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Summary: SAC-A was to provide engineering bench testing for new space science technology instruments and equipment that will be used in a more complex spacecraft for the Argentine space program..

2000 November 21 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7320-10. LV Configuration: Delta 7320-10 D282.
  • SAC-C - . Mass: 529 kg (1,166 lb). Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Manufacturer: INVAP. Program: SAC. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: SAC-C. USAF Sat Cat: 26620 . COSPAR: 2000-075B. Apogee: 704 km (437 mi). Perigee: 701 km (435 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.80 min. The SAC-C Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas C was developed by the Argentine space agency CONAE and built by the Argentine company INVAP. The 467 kg satellite carried a battery of earth observing instruments for Argentine forestry and agriculture studies. SAC-C also carried a NASA experiment which used the distortion of GPS signals observed near the horizon to derive atmospheric conditions. The DPAF dual payload support structure, derived from Ariane's SPELDA, was ejected after deployment of the EO-1 satellite from the Delta stage to reveal SAC-C. After a further Delta burn SAC-C was ejected at 1955 GMT into a 687 x 707 km x 98.3 deg orbit.

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