From all the sounding rockets used by USA which model has/had the most widespread use?

  • $\begingroup$ What is a "sounding rocket"? $\endgroup$
    – peterh
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounding_rocket - there have been more sounding rockets reaching space than orbital rockets. $\endgroup$
    – Joe Jobs
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 19:37
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    $\begingroup$ Reviewers: "sounding rocket" is coming from "sonde" ($\approx$ "probe") and has nothing to do to "sound". $\endgroup$
    – peterh
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeJobs there certainly have by far, as discussed in answers to How many rockets have been launched into space? (roughly, of course). $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 22:38


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