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ASCAMP

ASCAMP
[Small Rocket Press]

Cooper Development Co. was contracted by the USNavy to build high-altitude sounding rockets called ASCAMP for the planned high-altitude thermonuclear weapon tests. CDC built a two-stage rocket consisting of an Asp first stage and a RM-3141 (a copy of the JPL Baby Sergeant) second stage. The vehicle was launched by a semi-automatic launcher, due the proximity of the launch site to the nuclear test site.

During the Hardtack Teak and Orange nuclear tests in August 1958 the USNavy launched 27 ASCAMP rockets on only two days – the only use of this rocket. One of the Teak Orange launches failed.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
ASCAMP Asp RM-3141 (Baby Sergeant)
Nr:   TNr:  Date:         Vehicle                  LS         Suc  Payload

 1     1    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 2     2    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 3     3    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 4     4    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 5     5    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 6     6    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 7     7    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 8     8    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
 9     9    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
10    10    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
11    11    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
12    12    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
13    13    01.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Teak Aeronomy
14    14    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
15    15    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
16    16    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
17    17    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
18    18    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
19    19    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
20    20    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
21    21    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
22    22    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
23    23    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
24    24    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
25    25    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
26    26    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI         *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy
27    27    12.08.1958    ASCAMP                   JI      F  *    Hardtack Orange Aeronomy


Launch sites:

JI  = Johnston Island, Pacific, USA USA