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Armadillo Launches STIG A Rocket to 137,500 Feet From Spaceport America

Armadillo Aerospace's STIG A rocket launches from Spaceport America. (Credit: Space Adventures)

UPDATED at 1:56 p.m. PST with corrected altitude via corrected press release

Upham, NM — New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) officials announced today a successful launch over the weekend of an advanced sounding rocket designed and built by Armadillo Aerospace. The launch took place from Spaceport America’s vertical launch complex on Sun., Dec. 4. The test flight was a non-public, unpublished event at the request of Armadillo Aerospace, as the company is testing proprietary advanced launch technologies.

Saturday’s Armadillo launch successfully lifted off at approximately 11:00 a.m. (MST), which was within the dedicated, five-hour launch window, and reached its projected sub-orbital altitude of 137,500 feet (41.91 km).

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