Bongbong (rocket)

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Bongbong
FunctionResearch rocket
Country of originPhilippines
Launch history
Launch sitesCaballo island
Fort Magsaysay
Total launches37
First flight1972
stage

Bongbong1 was a Philippine liquid-propellant rocket developed under Project Santa Barbara. The rocket is an experimental system developed by the Philippine Navy and a group of scientists that could range up to 25–50 km. The rocket was named after the son of then President Ferdinand Marcos, Bongbong Marcos. The rocket was first successfully launched on March 12, 1972 and the rocket was successfully retrieved from the South China Sea. The rocket was mainly tested in Caballo island. Four testings was held in Fort Magsaysay. After the EDSA Revolution, these rockets were retired and decommissioned by former President Cory Aquino. The fate of the project as well as its blueprints since its retirement remain unknown. [1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PROJECT STA BARBARA MARKS 41 YEARS". Philippine Navy. March 12, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Rockets test-fired from Philippines". Bangor Daily News. September 8, 1975. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1972 (PDF). NASA. 1972. p. 96.