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Trailblazer Pellet

Nike Cajun

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Trailblazer Pellet

  • Type: Materials Science
  • Orbit: Suborbital

Suborbital launch to test re-entry systems. Reached an apogee of 280 km.

Location


Unknown Pad

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Unknown Pad has witnessed the launch of 8 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 77 rocket launches.

Unknown Pad

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Nike Cajun

The Nike-Cajun was a two-stage sounding rocket built by combining a Nike base stage with a Cajun upper stage. It was launched 714 times between 1956 and 1976 and was the most frequently used sounding rocket of the western world.

Agency


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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