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Family: Sounding Rockets. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Nike-Asp ship-launched sounding rocket. Nike-Asp test flights from Navy LSD Point Defiance near Puka Island reached 250,000 m, the highest altitude ever reached by a ship-launched rocket, in preliminary tests for use in IGY solar eclipse studies.


Nike-Asp Chronology

1958 Sep 28 -

NIKE-ASP Chronology

1959 Aug 17 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .

Nike-Asp Chronology

1959 Nov 18 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .
1959 Nov 19 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .


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