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Bullpup with upper stage

Bullpup Cajun [NASM]

A few sounding rockets were built on retired solid rocket motors from the first generation of Bullpup (ASM-N-7) air-to-ground missiles. These rockets used the Aerojet Mk.8 rocket motor of the bullpup as first stage while the original fins of the Bullpup were retained. As upper stage both Cajun and Apache were used. Both versions were used on mesospheric flights.

Only one Bullpup Cajun was flown for NASA from Wallops Island and a few speciemens of the Bullpup Apache were launched from Poker Flat.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Bullpup Apache Bullpup / Aerojet Mk.8 Apache / TE-307-2
Bullpup Cajun Bullpup / Aerojet Mk.8 Cajun / TE-82
Nr:   TNr:  Date:         Vehicle                  LS         Suc  Payload

 1     1    16.01.1970    Bullpup Cajun            WI         *    NASA 20.01GM     
 2     1    24.11.1970    Bullpup Apache           PF         *    NSF-Sh.Ba.Chg/Wescott, UAF  
 3     2    02.12.1970    Bullpup Apache           PF         *    NSF-Sh.Ba.Chg/Wescott, UAF  
 4     3    27.08.1971    Bullpup Apache           PF         *    NSF/Barcus, U.Denver   
 5     4    29.03.1972    Bullpup Apache           PF         *    NSF/Barcus, U.Denver
 

Launch sites:

PF  = Poker Flat Research Range, Ft Wainwright, Alaska, USA USA
WI  = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA