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astronautix.com Terrier


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.


Specifications

Total Production Built: 3000. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.06 million. in 1959 unit dollars.


Terrier Chronology


1958 Dec 5 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .

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