Launch 1 - "Pathfinder"
First test launch of the SARGE reusable sounding rocket.
Spaceport America, NM, USA
4 rockets have launched from Spaceport America, NM, USA.
SARGE – EXOS Aerospace
Length: 11 m
Diameter: 0.51 m
The SARGE was manufactured by EXOS Aerospace with the first launch on 2018-08-25. SARGE has 0 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 4 launches. The SARGE vehicle is based on the STIG B platform developed as part of Armadillo Aerospace’s lunar lander program.
The SARGE vehicle employs a LOX-ethanol propulsion module based on the LE23000FC series engines, producing approximately 5500 lbs of thrust.
The airframe is a reusable sounding rocket with a 20 inches (51 cm) diameter, and is 36 feet (11 m) tall.
Helium pressurant cold gas thrusters provide attitude control for pitch-roll-yaw and pointing capability.
Payload must fit inside a 20 inches (51 cm) diameter cylinder, be no more than 36 inches (91 cm) tall (in its standard configuration) and weigh no more than 50 kilograms (110 lb).
Sarge 1 successfully landed back on Earth.
Spaceport America Area – SAA
Area around Spaceport America
Parachute Landing – PL
Unpowered landing using parachute(s).
Administration: President: David Mitchell
Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies is an aerospace manufacturer and developer of reusable launch systems intended to support unmanned orbital spaceflight launches, and is based in Caddo Mills, Texas.