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Launch 3

SARGE

EXOS Aerospace

Launch Status
Partial Failure

Mission

SARGE Launch 3

Type: Suborbital

The 3rd launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle. Failed during ascent due to what appears to be a gimbal issue. Sarge 1 glided steering its parachute and landed safely on the ground after dumping fuel.

Location

Vertical Launch Area

Spaceport America, NM, USA

4 rockets have launched from Spaceport America, NM, USA.

Vertical Launch Area, Spaceport America, NM, USA

Rocket

SARGE

Length: 11 meters
Diameter: 0.51 meters
First Launch: August 25, 2018

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).

The SARGE rocket has been launched a total of 4 times with 0 successful and 4 failed launches.

Landing

Sarge 1 has landed safely on the ground after a failed ascent.

Spaceport America Area – SAA

Area around Spaceport America

Parachute Landing – PL

Unpowered landing using parachute(s).

Agency

EXOS Aerospace

Abbreviation: EXOS
Administration: David Mitchell
Founded: 2014

Country: USA

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.

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