Rigel (rocket)

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Rigel sounding rocket
Rigel R-09 sounding rocket
Rigel sounding rocket

Rigel is the name of an Argentinian sounding rocket. The double stage Rigel (first stage Canopus 1, second stage Orion-2[1]) was launched seven times between 1969 and 1973. The Rigel rocket has a maximum altitude of 310 km, a launch mass of 300 kg, a diameter of 0.228 metres and a length of 6.30 metres.


External links[edit]

  • Wade, Mark (2006). "Canopus". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-02-15.