Argo D-4 Javelin


Javelin (Argo D-4) was the designation of an American sounding rocket. The four stage Javelin rocket had a payload of around 125 pounds (57 kg), an apogee of 1100 kilometers, a liftoff thrust of 365 kilonewtons (82,100 lbf), a total mass of 3,385 kilograms (7,463 lb), and a core diameter of 580 millimeters (22.8 in). It was launched 82 times between 1959 and 1976.

Argo-D4 (Javelin)

This vehicle consisted of a Honest John first stage plus two Nike Ajax stages plus a X-248 stage. First NASA use in 1959. Could lift 45 kg (100 lb) to 800 km (500 mi).[1]


  1. ^ Corliss, William R. (1971), "APPENDIX A", NASA SOUNDING ROCKETS, 1958–1968 A Historical Summary, NASA History, retrieved July 29, 2011

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