METEOROLOGICAL PROBE PWN-8B QUALIFICATION PROGRAM.
Final rept. 1 Jul 66-29 Feb 68,
SPACE DATA CORP PHOENIX ARIZ
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The Meteorological Probe PWN-8B has been developed, qualified and successfully flight tested for final standardization by the U. S. Air Force to make available a low cost meteorological sounding rocket system for operational use. The major components of the probe system include a small solid-propellant rocket motor, a non-propulsive dart which contains the payload, a launcher and a ground-based test set. The system has been designed for launches at remote sites as well as at established missile ranges. Atmospheric temperature and wind data are obtained with this probe to an altitude of 200,000 feet. Author