HPB (Talos Aries) [NASA]
The Aries sounding rocket consists of a refurbished Minuteman-1 second stage (M-56). It was used to lift heavy payloads to suborbital altitudes. An improved version with a Talos booster was introduced in 1990.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|HPB (Talos Aries)||Talos||M-56A1|
Nr TypeNr Vehicle Date LS Suc Payload
31 1 HPB (Talos Aries) 30.01.1990 WI * A26.804 35 2 HPB (Talos Aries) 12.04.1991 WI * Firebird 1 41 3 HPB (Talos Aries) 29.03.1992 PF * SPIRIT II 42 4 HPB (Talos Aries) 15.04.1992 WI * Firebird 1b 45 5 HPB (Talos Aries) 28.01.1993 Wa * TCMP 1B 46 6 HPB (Talos Aries) 11.02.1993 Wa * F TCMP 1C Launch sites: PF = Poker Flat Research Range, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Wa = Wake Island, USA WI = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA