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Pogo Hi

     These small rockets were used to carry a 24-foot metallized parachute or instrumentation package to altitudes above 50,000 feet. After being ejected at peak altitude the parachute or signals from the instrumentation would appear as an aerial target on radar screens. The rocket was developed by the Physical Science Laboratory of New Mexico State University. U.S. Navy

  • Length: 14 feet
  • Diameter: 6 inches
  • Weight: 270 pounds
  • Propellant: Solid
  • Ceiling: 120,000 feet
  • First Fired: 1954