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Oriole
Astrotech solid rocket engine. Terrier Oriole second stage.

AKA: AAM-N-4;Terrier Oriole-2. Status: Active. Gross mass: 680 kg (1,490 lb). Height: 3.90 m (12.70 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).



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Terrier Oriole American sounding rocket. SPACEHAB's Astrotech Space Operations developed the Oriole sounding rocket in the late 1990s to provide launch services for commercial and scientific payloads. Oriole was both the first privately developed sounding rocket in the United States and the first new U.S. sounding rocket in 25 years.

ARAV-ER American test vehicle. 3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier Mk 70 + 1 x Oriole + 1 x Star 20.

Terrier Mk 70 Oriole American sounding rocket.

Terrier Terrier Oriole American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x Terrier + 1 x Oriole.

Talos Terrier Oriole 3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x Terrier Mk 70 + 1 x Oriole.

Oriole IV American sounding rocket. 4 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x Terrier Mk 70 + 1 x Oriole + 1 x Nihka.

Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Terrier Oriole, Terrier Mk 70 Oriole. Propellants: Solid. Stages: Oriole. Agency: Astrotech.

2000 July 7 - . 10:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
2004 July 16 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: ARAV-ER.
  • 3-stage ARAV - . Nation: Canada. Agency: USN. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

2005 March 3 - . 22:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, NAWC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2005 November 2 - . 22:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Mk 70 Oriole.
  • Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, NAWC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2006 November 16 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2007 Dec 17? - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B4 TRACKEX - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2008 June 13 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • Tracking test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2008 June 13 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • Tracking test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2008 November 20 - . 02:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • Aegis Target - . Nation: USA. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system target.

2009 October 13 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2009 October 13 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2009 October 16 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2009 October 16 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 October 6 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • JFTM-4 E1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 October 6 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • JFTM-4 E1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 November 12 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B14 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2011 January 22 - . 06:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • Aegis Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM target..

2011 March 16 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2011 September 1 - . 13:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Target for SM-3 Block IB interceptor..

2011 December 15 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTX-16 Event 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2012 March 27 - . 08:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Mk 70 Oriole.
  • NASA 45.004UE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 375 km (233 mi). Atmospheric science payload..

2012 May 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Terrier Oriole.
  • HiFire 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFRL. Apogee: 43 km (26 mi).

2012 September 22 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Talos Terrier Oriole.
  • NASA 12.075GT - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 269 km (167 mi).

    First test of a new NASA high performance sounding rocket. The Talos-Terrier-Oriole carried a dummy Nihka fourth stage as part of its 775 kg payload. The all-up Oriole 12 (Talos-Terrier-Oriole-Nihka) rocket was originally planned to be flown to 777 km above Poker Flat to study the aurora as flight NASA 49.001 in February 2013.

  • TATEOR/Dummy Nihka SRPO Diagnostic/APRA - . Nation: USA. Agency: GSFC. Apogee: 269 km (167 mi).

2012 October 25 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTI-01 ARAV-B - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

    Target mission, part of the FTI-01 missile defence experiment. A two-stage Terrier Oriole rocket launched the ARAV-B target from Wake Island towards Kwajalein. DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald off Kwajaelein launched an SM-3 Block 1A missile which failed to intercept the ARAV-B.


2013 February 7 - . 08:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Oriole IV.
  • NASA 49.001UE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 754 km (468 mi). VISIONS auroral payload.

2013 February 13 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM Target.

2013 May 7 - . 07:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Pad: Roi-Namur. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • NASA 45.005UE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi). Atmospheric sciences payload.

2013 October 4 - . 05:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-ER FTM-22 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). ABM Target - Aegis Readiness Assessment Vehicle-Extended Range.

2014 November 6 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTM-25 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Missile defense test used an ARAV short range target with a separating dummy warhead; probably an ARAV-B Terrier Oriole vehicle was used, or maybe an ARAV-A Terrier Orion..

2015 January 28 - . 10:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Oriole IV.
  • NASA 49.002UE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 590 km (360 mi). Aurora payload..

2015 February 24 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTX-19 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM test target..

2015 February 24 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTX-19 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM test target..

2015 February 24 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTX-19 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM test target. In the FTX-19 test several US Navy Aegis missile defense ships tracked the rocket payloads. This was basically a software test and no Aegis interceptor missiles were launched..

2015 November 30 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Oriole IV.
  • CAPER - . Nation: USA. Type: Auroral. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Auroral mission. Impacted in Andoya, Norway. The NASA 49.003UE Oriole IV flight did not reach its target altitude..


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