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WASP
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Wasp
Wasp
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
American sounding rocket. Wasp research and development chaff and parachute rockets were used to obtain wind soundings to 260,000 m, fired by Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at WSPG.

Status: Retired 1966. First Launch: 1966-06-07. Last Launch: 1966-06-07. Number: 1 . Thrust: 580.00 kN (130,380 lbf). Gross mass: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb). Height: 14.70 m (48.20 ft). Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft). Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Pollux + 1 x Antares


More at: WASP.

Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: Pollux, Antares 1A, 1.5KS35000. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 17, 2.

1956 December 11 - . LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Wasp.
  • Wasp soundings to 160,000 feet. - . Nation: USA. Twenty-four Wasp research and develoment chaff and parachute rockets, used to obtain wind soundings to 160,000 feet, were fired by Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at WSPG..

1966 June 7 - . 16:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: WASP.
  • WASP slosh test Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).


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