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Argo-E5 (Jason)

Argo-E5 (Jason)

The Argo-E5 (Jason) was a five stage high altitude sounding rocket. It consisted of a Honest John as first stage, two tandem mounted Nike motors as second and third stages, a Recruit as fourth stage and a T-55 as fifth stage. It was first used in 1958. Air Force used it Project Jason during the Argus high-altitude nuclear tests.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Jason (Argo-E5) Honest John (M-6) Nike (M5-E1) Nike (M5-E1) Recruit (XM-19-E1) T-55