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Sounding Rocket (SR)

Sounding Rocket (SR 6) [NSPO]

The Taiwanese Sounding Rocket (SR) is a sounding rocket developed by the Taiwanese space agency NSPO (National Space Program Office).

The two stage solid fueled vehicle is based upon the Tien Kung-2 (Sky Bow-2) surface-to-air missile. It typically reaches heights up to 280 km. The vehicles are launched from the Jiu Peng Air Base, Pingtung.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Sounding Rocket ? ?
Nr  TypeNr     Vehicle           Date        LS       Suc   Payload     

 1     1       Sounding Rocket   15.12.1998  JP      *      SR 1 (R&D)
 2     2       Sounding Rocket   24.10.2001  JP      * F    SR 2 (TMA)
 3     3       Sounding Rocket   24.12.2003  JP      *      SR 3 (TMA)
 4     4       Sounding Rocket   14.12.2004  JP      *      SR 4 (Space Science)
 5     5       Sounding Rocket   18.01.2006  JP      *      SR 5 (Space Science)
 6     6       Sounding Rocket   13.09.2007  JP      *      SR 6 (Materials/Recovery)
 7     7       Sounding Rocket   05.05.2010  JP      *      SR 7 (Ionosphere)
 8     8       Sounding Rocket   05.06.2013  JP      *      SR 8 (Ionosphere)
 9     9       Sounding Rocket   26.03.2014  JP      *      SR 9 (Ionosphere)
10    10       Sounding Rocket   07.10.2014  JP      *      SR 10 (Ionosphere)
 

Launch sites:

JP  = Jiu Peng Air Base, Pingtung, Formosa, Taiwan Taiwan