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, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA WI = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA