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Doorknob
Part of Lacrosse Family

American test vehicle. Test vehicle developed by Sandia for aeronomy measurements during atmospheric nuclear tests. One (Doorknob-1) or two surplus Lacrosse (Doorknob-2) missile motors were mated with the payload section.

Status: Retired 1959. First Launch: 1957-01-01. Last Launch: 1959-01-31. Number: 21 . Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Height: 3.60 m (11.80 ft). Diameter: 0.40 m (1.31 ft). Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).



Family: test vehicle. Country: USA. Agency: Sandia. Bibliography: 2.

1957 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1957 April 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Test 17 (last research and development) mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia.

1957 July 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 August 1 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 1 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 August 11 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 January 31 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Lacrosse. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).


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