SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 
 

Appendix B: Sounding Rocket Flights (1969-1978). (1/3)

 

Date of Launch

Site*

Experiment

Sounding Rocket

Scientific Requirements Met

.

1969

1-10

WS

Planetary UV

Aerobee 150/150A

No

1-10

PB

Ozone

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-11

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-17

NOR

Ionospheres

Arcas

No

1-17

SWE

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-17

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-18

NOR

Ionospheres

Arcas

Yes

1-19

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-19

SWE

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-20

FC

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-22

FC

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-23

SWE

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-24

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-25

SWE

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-26

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-26

Wl

Artificial Aurora

Aerobee 350

Yes

1-26

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Tomahawk

No

1-27

Wl

Rocket Test

Arcas

Yes

1-28

Wl

Stellar X-ray

Nike Tomahawk

No

1-30

FC

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-31

WS

Stellar Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

1-31

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-31

PB

Ozone

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-31

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

1-31

Wl

Ozone

Arcas

Yes

1-31

Wl

Atm. Composition

Nike Apache

Yes

1-31

Wl

Atm. Composition

Nike Apache

Yes

1-31

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

No

2-4

FC

Atm. Composition

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

2-4

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

2-6

FC

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

2-6

FC

Atm. Composition

Aerobee 150/150A

No

2-6

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

2-6

Wl

Ozone

Arcas

Yes

2-6

Wl

Atm. Composition

Nike Apache

Yes

2-6

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

2-8

WS

Planetary UV

Aerobee 150/150A

No

2-8

FC

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

2-12

FC

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

2-12

FC

Airglow

Aerobee 150/150A

No

2-12

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

No

2-13

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

2-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

2-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

2-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

2-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

2-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

2-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

2-17

FC

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

2-20

FC

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

No

2-27

FC

Auroral Studies

Nike Apache

Yes

2-28

Wl

Black Brant III Test

Special Projects

Yes

3-3

WS

Cosmic Ray

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-7

WS

Stellar Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-7

NWT

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-8

NWT

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-9

NWT

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-11

FC

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-14

WS

Stellar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-14

WS

Stellar Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

No

3-17

FBKS

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-28

SP

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

3-28

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

3-29

SP

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

3-29

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

4-8

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

4-12

FC

SPICE

Nike Apache

Yes

4-13

FC

SPICE

Nike Apache

Yes

4-14

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

4-14

FC

SPICE

Nike Apache

Yes

4-16

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

4-17

FC

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

4-17

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

4-17

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

No

4-26

IND

X-ray Astronomy

Nike Apache

Yes

4-27

WS

Stellar X-ray

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

4-28

IND

X-ray Astronomy

Nike Apache

Yes

5-1

Wl

Black Brant III Test

Special Projects

Yes

5-8

SP

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

5-8

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

5-10

SP

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

5-10

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

5-12

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

5-12

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

5-15

Wl

Gravity Preference

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

5-16

WS

Solar UV

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

5-28

WS

Micrometeorite

Nike Apache

Yes

6-9

WS

Micrometeorite

Nike Apache

Yes

6-12

Wl

System Test

Special Projects

Yes

6-13

WS

Airglow

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

6-13

BRAZ.

Stellar X-ray

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

6-20

WS

Stellar UV

Aerobee 150/150A

No

6-22

BRAZ.

Stellar X-ray

Aerobee 150/150A

No

6-26

BRAZ.

Ionospheres

Javelin

Yes

6-28

Wl

Airglow

Nike Apache

Yes

7-16

Wl

Stellar X-ray

Nike Tomahawk

No

8-13

WS

Micrometeorite

Nike Apache

Yes

8-21

Wl

Atm. Composition

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

8-21

Wl

Thermosphere Probe

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

8-21

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

8-22

WS

Micrometeorite

Nike Apache

Yes

9-5

WS

Solar Physics

Aerobee 150/150A

No

9-10

WS

Stellar Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

No

9-10

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

9-11

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

9-12

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

9-17

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

9-19

BRAZ.

Energetic Particles

Black Brant VC

Yes

9-23

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

9-24

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

No

10-3

WS

Stellar X-ray

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

10-4

Wl

Stellar X-ray

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

10-10

RB

D-Region ionospheres

Arcas

Yes

10-15

Wl

Radio Astronomy

Astrobee 1500

Yes

10-16

WS

Stellar Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

10-29

Wl

lon Composition

Arcas

No

11-4

WS

Solar Physics

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

11-4

WS

Solar Physics

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

12-5

WS

Stellar X-ray

Nike Apache

Yes

12-5

WS

Stellar X-ray

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

12-13

WS

Stellar UV

Aerobee 150/150A

No

12-13

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-17

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

.

1970

.

1-2

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

1-5

CRR

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-5

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-10

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-10

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-13

CRR

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-13

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

No

1-13

CRR

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-14

CRR

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

1-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Grenade

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Grenade

Nike Apache

Yes

1-14

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-16

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

No

1-16

Wl

Ozone

Bullpup Cajun

No

1-16

Wl

Ozone

Arcas

No

1-17

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

1-25

WS

UV Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

1-29

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

1-29

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

2-3

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

2-3

PB

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

2-3

NOR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

2-4

CRR

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

No

2-4

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

2-5

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

2-5

Wl

Rocket & InstrumentationTest

Aerobee 170

Yes

2-7

WS

X-ray Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

No

2-10

CRR

Magnetic Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

2-10

CRR

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

No

2-14

WS

X-ray Spectra

Aerobee 170

Yes

2-18

CRR

Auroral Studies

Javelin

Yes

2-19

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Apache

Yes

2-24

CRR

Ionospheres

Arcas

Yes

2-28

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Apache

No

3-1

CRR

Ionospheres

Arcas

Yes

3-2

Bl

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-2

FB

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-3

FB

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-4

Bl

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-4

FB

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-5

Bl

Electric Fields

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3 6

Wl

Ozone

Nike Cajun

Yes

3-6

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

3-6

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

No

3-6

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-7

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-7

Wl

Ozone

Nike Cajun

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Thermosphere Probe

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-7

Wl

Solar Physics

Aerobee 170

No

3-7

Wl

Solar Physics

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-7

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Airglow

Nike Tomahawk

No

3-7

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Ozone

Nike Cajun

No

3-7

Wl

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

3-7

Wl

Energetic Particles

Javelin

Yes

3-7

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-7

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

No

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-7

WS

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-7

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-8

NOR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-8

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

3-8

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

No

3-8

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

No

3-8

Wl

Atm. Structure

Arcas

Yes

3-9

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-9

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-9

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-14

WS

Stellar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

No

3-19

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-19

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-19

IND

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-20

WS

Composition

Nike Cajun

No

3-26

CRR

Auroral Observations

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

3-26

CRR

Airglow

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

3-27

IND

Mag. Fields, ionospheres

Nike Apache

Yes

3-27

IND

Lower ionospher(Equatorial)

Arcas

Yes

3-27

IND

Lower ionosphere (Equatorial)

Arcas

Yes

3-27

IND

Lower ionosphere (Equatorial)

Arcas

Yes

3-27

IND

Lower ionosphere (Equatorial)

Arcas

Yes

3-27

PAK

Grenade

Black Brant VC

Yes

3-28

PAK

Grenade

Black Brant IIIB

Yes

4-3

CRR

Auroral Studies

Javelin

Yes

4-11

CRR

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

4-13

WS

Airglow

Aerobee 150/150A

No

4-14

WS

Test, Stellar X-ray

Aerobee 350

No

4-16

CRR

Ionospheres

Arcas

Yes

4-16

CRR

Ionospheres

Nike Apache

No

4-28

CRR

Dust Particles

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

5-1

CRR

Dust Particles

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

5-8

WSMR

X-ray Studies

Aerobee 170

No

5-11

CRR

Atm. Composition

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

5-14

PMR

Ozone

Arcas

No

5-26

AUST

UV Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

No

5-29

AUST

X-ray Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

6-2

WSMR

Stellar Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

6-2

WSMR

UV Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

No

6-2

AUST

X-ray Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

6-18

PMR

Ozone

Arcas

Yes

6-22

WSMR

Solar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

No

6-22

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

6-25

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

6-27

WSMR

X-ray Studies

Aerobee 170

Yes

6-27

WSMR

X-ray Studies

Nike Apache

Yes

7-2

WSMR

Far UV

Aerobee 150/150A

No

7-16

Wl

Sporadic E

Nike Cajun

Yes

7-27

WSMR

Stellar Studies

Aerobee 150/150A

No

7-30

Wl

Energetic Particles

Nike Tomahawk

No

8-3

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

8-8

Wl

Noctilucent Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

8-8

SWE

Noctilucent Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

8-8

SWE

Noctilucent Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

8-8

SWE

Noctilucent Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

8-13

Wl

Radiation Belt Studies

Aerobee 350

Yes

8-13

WSMR

Extreme UV Spectra

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

8-22

WSMR

Stellar UV

Aerobee 170

No

8-28

WSMR

X-ray Studies

Nike Apache

Yes

9-1

Wl

Helium Geocorona

Javelin

Yes

9-17

Wl

Grenade

Nike Cajun

Yes

9-17

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

9-21

Wl

Atm. Structure

Nike Cajun

Yes

9-22

WSMR

Airglow

Nike Apache

No

9-22

WSMR

X-ray Spectra

Aerobee 170

Yes

9-25

BRAZ

Energetic Particles

Black Brant IV

Yes

9-28

WSMR

X-ray Spectra

Aerobee 170

No

9-29

BRAZ

Energetic Particles

Black Brant IV

Yes

10-5

Wl

Barium lon Probe

Javelin

Yes

10-7

Wl

Barium Release

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

10-10

PL

Ozone

Arcas

No

10-14

Wl

Atm. Composition

Nike Cajun

Yes

10-17

PL

Ozone

Arcas

Yes

10-28

WSMR

Air Sample

Aerobee 150/150A

No

10-31

WSMR

Stellar UV

Aerobee 170

Yes

11-6

PN

Ozone

Arcas

Yes

11-10

FB

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

11-13

PN

Ozone

Arcas

Yes

11-13

NOR

Auroral Studies

Aerobee 170

Yes

11-18

FB

Auroral Studies

Nike Tomahawk

Yes

11-20

WSMR

Atm. Composition

Nike Apache

No

11-20

EGL

Atm. Structure

Nike Apache

Yes

11-24

WSMR

Solar X-ray

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

12-2

WSMR

Stellar UV

Aerobee 150/150A

Yes

12-15

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-15

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-15

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-15

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-15

Wl

Lum. Cloud

Nike Apache

Yes

12-17

WSMR

Atm. Composition

Nike Apache

Yes

12-19

WSMR

X-ray Studies

Aerobee 170

Yes

*Firing Site Abbreviations:

ANT

Antigua

.

 

NOR

Andoya, Norway

ASC

Ascension Island

NZ

Karikari, New Zealand

AUS

Woomera, Australia

PAK

Karachi, Pakistan

Bl

Barter Island, Alaska

PB

Point Barrow, Alaska

BRAZ

Natal, Brazil

PL

Primrose Lake, Canada

CRR

Fort Churchill, Canada

PMR

Pacific Missile Range, California

EGL

Eglin Air Force Base

PN

Fort Sherman, Panama

FBKS

Poker Flat Rocket Range, Fairbanks, Alaska

PR

Camp Tortuguera, Puerto Rico

FC

Fort Churchill, Canada

RB

Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada

FGU

Kourou, French Guiana

SP

Arenosillo, Spain

FM

Fox Main, Hall Beach, NWT, Canada

SUR

Coronie, Surinam

GRN

Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

SW

Kiruna, Sweden

HAWAII

Barking Sands, Hawaii

SWE

Kiruna, Sweden

IN

Thumba, India

WFC

Wallops Flight Center, Virginia

IND

Thumba, India

WSMR

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

ITALY

Sardinia, Italy

WS

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

KE

Keweenaw, Michigan

.

 

KENYA

Kenya (San Marco)

NWT

Cape Parry, Northwest Territories, Canada

*Source: NASA Sounding Rocket Flights Compendium, kept current by NASA Headquarters, Office of Space Science and Applications, Astrophysics Division, Flight Programs Branch.

 

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