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HASP. A FAMILY OF NAVY METEOROLOGICAL ROCKETS
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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
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