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Orion-2
Part of IIAE.Orion Family
Argentinian sounding rocket. Single-stage solid-propellant sounding rocket first launched in 1965. The rocket could reach a top speed of 548 m/s.

Status: Retired 1971. First Launch: 1966-05-19. Last Launch: 1971-12-19. Number: 22 . Payload: 25 kg (55 lb). Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Height: 3.77 m (12.37 ft). Diameter: 0.21 m (0.68 ft). Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

Payload: 25 kg (55 lb) to a 160 km altitude.



Country: Argentina. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, CELPA, Tartagal, Mar Chiquita. Stages: Orion-1 engine. Agency: CONAE. Bibliography: 8471, 12925.

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 August 13 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1966 September 1 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 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 (0 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 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).

1967 May 19 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Rat payload - . Nation: Argentina. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

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

1967 December 14 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • 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.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

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

1968 November 27 - . 15:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Mar Chiquita. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Argentina. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1969 May 28 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • 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.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1969 August 30 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: IIAE.Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2.
  • Biological mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 90 km (55 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).

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


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