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|Country of origin||United States|
|Height||21.8 metres (72 ft)|
|Diameter||1.78 metres (5 ft 10 in)|
|Mass||30,000 kilograms (66,000 lb)|
|Payload to LEO||45 kilograms (99 lb)|
|Launch sites||Woomera Test Range LA-8|
|First flight||28 November 1966|
|Last flight||29 November 1967|
|First stage – Redstone|
|Thrust||416 kilonewtons (94,000 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||265 sec|
|Burn time||155 seconds|
|Second stage – Antares-2|
|Thrust||93 kilonewtons (21,000 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||293 sec|
|Burn time||36 seconds|
|Third stage – BE-3|
|Burn time||9 seconds|
Sparta used a surplus American Redstone as its first stage, an Antares-2 as a second stage, and a BE-3 as a third stage. Several Spartas were launched from 1966–67 from Woomera Test Range in Woomera, South Australia as part of a joint United States–United Kingdom–Australian research program aimed at understanding re-entry phenomena, and the U.S. donated a spare for the scientific satellite launch into polar orbit.
- Douherty, Kevin. "Retrieving Woomera's Heritage" (PDF). Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Wade, Mark. "Redstone". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
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