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Family: Sounding Rockets. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.
Wasp research and develoment chaff and parachute rockets were used to obtain wind soundings to 260,000 m, fired by Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at WSPG.
1956 Dec 11 -
- Wasp soundings to 160,000 feet.
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.
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