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Stig-B / SARGE

Stig-B [Armadillo]

The Stig-B is a small, liquid fueled sounding rocket developed by Armadillo Aerospace as a successor to the Stig-A (Stiga) vehicle.

The vehicle features low pressure LOX / ethanol as propellant with regulated helium pressurization. Steering is provided by gimballing the engine and a roll control vane.

With Armadillo bought by EXOS, the Stig-B rocket was further developed into the SARGE (Suborbital Active Rocket with Guidance) sounding rocket, with flight scheduled to begin in late 2016. The first launch of SARGE eventually took place in August 2018.

Version Stage 1
Stig-B Stig-B
No.  TNo.  Vehicle           Date               LS           Payload

 1    1    Stig-B            06.10.2012  * F    SA VLA       ?
 2    2    Stig-B            03.11.2012  * F    SA VLA       ?
 3    3    Stig-B            05.01.2013  * F    SA VLA       ?
 4    1    SARGE             25.08.2018  *      SA VLA       ?

Launch sites:

SA  = Spaceport America (SouthWest Regional Spaceport), Upham, New Mexico, USA USA