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Launch 2 - "Mission 1"


EXOS Aerospace

Launch Status
Partial Failure


Mission 1

  • Type: Suborbital
  • Orbit: Suborbital

The SARGE rocket carried several small research payloads and was intended to reach a peak altitude of 80 kilometers. It only reached a peak altitude of about 20 kilometers before gliding back to a landing about 1.2 kilometers from the launch pad.


Vertical Launch Area

Spaceport America, NM, USA

Vertical Launch Area has witnessed the launch of 4 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Spaceport America, NM, USA, has been the site for 4 rocket launches.

Vertical Launch Area


EXOS Aerospace SARGE

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).



Core SARGE 1

Booster SARGE 1 last launched 10/26/2019 and has seen 3 successful launches and landings. Sarge 1 is the first SARGE reusable sounding rocket.

Spaceport America – SA

FAA-licensed spaceport in New Mexico.

Parachute Landing – PL

Unpowered landing using parachute(s).



EXOS Aerospace

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.

EXOS Aerospace
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