41.119, 41.120 & 41.122 CE AZEEM/ASTRA

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The purpose of the Super Soaker missions is to study the time dependent neutral chemistry and transport of water in the upper atmosphere and to determine the resultant impact on the local temperature and Polar Mesospheric Cloud (PMC) formation.


Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket

The Terrier-Improved Orion is a two stage sounding rocket consisting of a Terrier first stage and an Orion second stage. The Terrier-Improved Orion is capable of reaching altitudes of about 350 km, depending on payload mass, and can carry payloads weighing 200 to 800 pounds.

Additional sounding rocket vehicles

Google Earth Map showing Poker Flat, Alaska.

The SuperSoaker payloads was launched from Poker Flat Research Range on January 26, 2018.