A.S.P. and paper model


The A.S.P. (Atmospheric Sounding Rocket) was developed to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear blast.The rocket was launched from a monorail rocket launcher. An interesting feature of the rocket was it’s low aspect fins. It was first launched in December 1955. The rocket was later combined with a Nike as the Nike-ASP configuration.

Full scale:
length 3.89m = 12' 9"
finspan 51cm = 20"
diam 16.5cm = 6.5"
Nose cone (conical configuration) 34"

PDF Scale Drawing can be found here

Downscaled A.S.P. Paper Model by Chris Michielssen
this model requires a BT-5 Nosecone (Paper versions of BT-5 can be found here)


Download: Downscale_ASP

See more of Chris’s downscales in the Partial Paper Rocket section

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