Accession Number : AD0276511

Title :   HASP. A FAMILY OF NAVY METEOROLOGICAL ROCKETS

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : PARKER,M.J.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The High Altitude Sounding Projectile (HASP) consists of a separable head which is powered by a 3-inch solid propellant rocket motor. The windsonly round uses copper chaff as the payload and has an altitude capability of over 200,000 feet. A metallized parachute, self inflating ROBIN type sphere, and instrument package are other payloads in the HASP family. Radar is used to track the descending device to obtain wind speed and wind direction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOUNDING ROCKETS, GUN LAUNCHERS, HIGH ALTITUDE, PARACHUTES, PRESSURE, RADAR CONFUSION REFLECTORS, RADAR TRACKING, ROCKET ENGINES, ROCKETS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE