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Family: Sounding Rockets. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.
Modified Navy Terrier missiles with cameras were used as sounding rockets. They were launched to an altitude of 140 km from Wallops Island, providing a 1,600 km composite photograph of a frontal cloud formation.
Total Production Built: 3000. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.06 million. in 1959 unit dollars.
1958 Dec 5 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .
- 17 - Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. HTML when accessed: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/timeline.html
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