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Deacon



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Deacon
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
The Deacon was an advanced solid rocket motor design cancelled at the end of World War II. In 1947 NACA began using reworked surplus motors to boost instrumented subscale aircraft models to speeds of up to Mach 4. They became a workhorse for the Agency's aerodynamic research, resulting in new production. Thousands were flown, until, by the end of the 1950's, supersonic wind tunnels took over the job.

In January 1945 the Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) began work on advanced solid propellant rocket motors under the National Defense Research Council. These would use new double-base propellants, the star-shaped internal grain layout developed by the British, and use lightweight aluminum motor cases instead of steel. A series of motors were named after religious ranks (as opposed to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's use of, military ranks for its rocket series). These included the Curate (42 mm diameter), Vicar (127 mm), and Deacon (159 mm). Further work was halted at the end of World War 2, by which time between 200 and 300 motors had been produced. However the propellant used was considered obsolete and there were no plans to use the motors in any Army missile.

However in the post-war years the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) had a requirement for a rocket to test aerodynamic models at hypersonic speeds. They found the surplus Deacon motors to be suitable to their requirements, and had ABL rework them with new motor grains. The first test flight from Wallops Island Test Station over the Atlantic was in April 1947. Ten subsequent tests took model aircraft and missile shapes up to 4480 kph. The Deacon had a 66 G acceleration and was flown singly, or clustered, and became a NACA workhorse. Once the surplus motors were used, thousands of new production motors were made by Hercules (the former ABL). The Deacon made an enormous contribution to 1950's air vehicle development - aircraft shapes tested included the Navaho, Snark, Redstone, Sparrow, Falcon, Sidewinder, F-8, F-11, F-6, F-100, F-102, F-103, F-104, and F-107.

The Deacon motor had other uses beyond aerodynamic research. It was employed during Operation Pogo to fire metalized parachutes to high altitudes for radar tracking. Navy Terrapin sounding rockets also used the Deacon motor, and Deacons were carried to high altitudes by balloons prior to firing in the Rockoon program.

Data shown is for single-stage version.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Deacon American test vehicle. The Deacon was an advanced solid rocket motor design cancelled at the end of World War II. In 1947 NACA began using reworked surplus motors to boost instrumented subscale aircraft models to speeds of up to Mach 4. They became a workhorse for the Agency's aerodynamic research, resulting in new production. Thousands were flown, until, by the end of the 1950's, supersonic wind tunnels took over the job. Data shown is for single-stage version. More...
  • Double Deacon American test vehicle. Single stage vehicles consisting of 2 Deacon motors fired in parallel. More...
  • Deacon Deacon American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Deacon + 1 x Deacon More...
  • Deacon HVAR American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Deacon + 1 x HVAR More...
  • Quad Deacon American test vehicle. Single stage vehicle consisting of 4 Deacons fired in parallel. More...
  • HPAG Deacon American test vehicle. Two stage vehicles consisting of HPAG boosters + 1 x Deacon More...
  • Nike Deacon American test vehicle. Two-stage rocket using surplus Nike boosters and Deacon sounding rocket upper stage. The combination was much cheaper than Aerobee, and unlike Rockoon could be launched from fixed launchers in two and a half hours. It was used for 'falling sphere' air density studies, atmospheric soundings, and for heat transfer studies launched from NACA Wallops Island. More...
  • Terrapin American test vehicle. Terrapin sounding rockets were two-stage vehicles launched from Wallops Island. The Terrapin sounding rocket was developed by Republic Aviation under a National Security Agency contract for a University of Maryland project that allowed graduate students to study the upper atmosphere. The two-stage rocket used a Deacon motor with a slow-burn grain for the lower stage, and a TSI upper stage. The upper stage was equipped with low-drag swept stabilising fins. More...
  • Deacon Judi American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Deacon + 1 x Judi III More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Wallops Island Small NASA launch site for sounding rocket launches and occasional Scout launches to orbit. Air launches are conducted from the Drop Zone Wallops Island, 37.00 N 72.0 W. With the last orbital launch in 1985 and the decline in sounding rocket launches, Wallops fell into near-disuse as a launch center. Its fortunes revised with the establishment of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in 2005 and orbital launches resumed in 2010. More...
  • Vandenberg Vandenberg Air Force Base is located on the Central Coast of California about 240 km northwest of Los Angeles. It is used for launches of unmanned government and commercial satellites into polar orbit and intercontinental ballistic missile test launches toward the Kwajalein Atoll. More...
  • Poker Flat Sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1969 to present. Poker Flat Rocket Range (PFRR) contains five major launch pads. Pads 1 and 2 each have a 7.5K launcher, pads 3 and 4 each contain 20K MRL launchers, and pad 5 contains a 4K twin boom launcher. Pad 3 is equipped with a moveable launcher enclosure which can be used to protect a rocket on pad 3 and workers from the severe winter weather. More...
  • Point Mugu US Naval Air Station and major missile testing centre, known to have been used for 2551 launches from 1955 to 2005. The actual total of missile tests is many times greater. More...
  • Sea-launched Sounding rocket launched from a naval vessel at an undocumented location. 2001 launches from 1956 to 2008, reaching up to 35,820 kilometers altitude, fall into this category. More...
  • San Nicolas Military facility on the California Channel Islands, used for rocket launches in support of other missile tests from Vandenberg or Point Mugu. Known to have been used for 35 launches from 1957 to 2004, reaching up to 443 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Tonopah Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site. Conducted launches in support of US nuclear weapons development programs. Known to have been used for 93 launches from 1957 to 1986, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Kindley Weather rocket launch site, known to have been used for 21 launches from 1962 to 1971, reaching up to 90 kilometers altitude. More...

Deacon Chronology


1947 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First Deacon rocket launched at Wallops Island, which achieved a velocity of 4,200 feet per second..

1947 August 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 August 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Sparrow model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 September 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Convair XF-92 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 December 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1949 February 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 March 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF-91 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 March 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 March 30 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D8 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 April 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E17 Drag Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 May 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 August 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 September 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 November 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • F23 Ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1949 December 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • D4 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 January 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F26 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 January 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 March 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • F23 Ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1950 May 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 May 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F26 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 June 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • F23 Ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 48 km (29 mi).

1950 August 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Hermes Ramjet Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 August 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Deacon.
  • Hermes Ramjet Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 August 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 August 31 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • XF-92 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 September 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E17 Drag Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 October 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D8 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 November 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon HVAR.
  • Sparrow model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 November 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Snark Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 November 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 December 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 February 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • RM-10 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 March 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF4D-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 May 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 May 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-5 E17 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 June 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 June 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF4D-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 July 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. LV Configuration: Double Deacon Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1951 August 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Boojum model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 August 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 September 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E7 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 November 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 December 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Falcon Missile test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 December 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF10F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 January 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. LV Configuration: Double Deacon Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1952 January 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF4D-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Navaho Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rigel Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 April 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D109/FFAR seeker test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1952 May 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 May 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 May 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Navaho Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 June 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 July 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1952 August 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Deacon.
  • Hermes Ramjet Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 August 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D-558-II model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 August 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Deacon.
  • Hermes Ramjet Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rigel Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D109/HPAG seeker test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D35 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • F-100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 October 30 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 October 31 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Navaho Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rigel Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F-100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF2Y-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF10F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 December 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D109/HPAG seeker test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 December 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D28 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 December 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D18 F100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F-100 Model - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 January 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D35 Model - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 January 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Quad Deacon.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 January 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 March 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Falcon Missile test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 March 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1953 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • F36 Ramjet model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 May 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Triple Deacon.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First launching of a cluster of three Deacon rockets as a booster at NACA's Wallops Island..

1953 June 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 June 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1953 June 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Triple Deacon.
  • F23 Ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 41 km (25 mi).

1953 July 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E25 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 July 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: HPAG Deacon.
  • F-102 Model test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rascal Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D18 F100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Triple Deacon HPAG.
  • E10 Hypersonic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1953 October 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F8U-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 October 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Sidewinder.
  • Sidewinder test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 October 26 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 November 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 November 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon.
  • F40 Hypersonic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First launching of a Nike-Deacon two-stage rocket for heat transfer studies at NACA Wallops Island..

1953 November 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Triple Deacon HPAG.
  • E10 Hypersonic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1953 December 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 December 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 December 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 December 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F11F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954? - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 January 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F-104 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 January 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F8U-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 January 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • MX-1712 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 January 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon HPAG.
  • F-102 Model test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 February 9 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F11F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 February 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 March 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E17 Drag Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 March 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF2Y-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First launching of a cluster of four Deacon rockets as a booster vehicle, at NACA Wallops Island..

1954 March 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Regulus II Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 March 26 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Quad Deacon.
  • Drag model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 April 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • D35 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 April 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Regulus II Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 April 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Tri-Deacon Deacon HPAG 3.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 April 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike Deacon 2.
  • F40 Hypersonic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 13 km (8 mi).

1954 June 3 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Inlet model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 June 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Snark Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 June 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • MX-1712 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 July 22 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat FW. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Gamma ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1954 July 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • AGARD Model 2 test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 August 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F11F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 September 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • D4 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 October 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 December 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Sidewinder test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 January 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Falcon Missile test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 January 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Delta-wing model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 March 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1955 March 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E39 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 April 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike Tri-Deacon T40. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 18 km (11 mi).

1955 April 8 - . 15:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon.
  • DAN-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 108 km (67 mi).

1955 April 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Turbojet study test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 June 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E5 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 June 24 - . 18:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon.
  • DAN-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi). Summary: First Nike-Deacon sounding rocket launched at Wallops Island in cooperative USAF-NACA program of upper air density measurements..

1955 June 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • D35 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 September 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon.
  • Hemi-Cyl re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1955 October 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D35 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 October 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USN. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1955 October 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USN. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1955 November 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • Regulus II Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 December 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • F5D-1 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 January 26 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Tandem Double Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Delta-wing model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E42 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 June 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Tandem Double Deacon.
  • Inlet model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 June 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • MW-2 Model/T-40 test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 September 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Terrapin. LV Configuration: Terrapin M1. FAILURE: Second stage did not ignite..
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NSA. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi). Summary: First Terrpain launch attempt..

1956 September 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Terrapin. LV Configuration: Terrapin M2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NSA. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: First successful flight of a Terrapin sounding rocket at Wallops Island, which consisted of a Deacon and T55 rocket and carried a payload of 3 kg to a 120 km altitude..

1956 November 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • AGARD Model 2 test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Terrapin.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Terrapin.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Terrapin.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Terrapin.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 February 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Delta-wing model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 May 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • MW-2 Model/T-40 test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 July 2 - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.37F.
  • NRL NN7.37F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1957 July 3 - . 09:28 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.38F.
  • NRL NN7.38F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1957 July 15 - . 14:23 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.39F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.39F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 28 km (17 mi).

1957 July 23 - . 16:29 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.40F.
  • NRL NN7.40F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1957 August 5 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.41F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.41F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

1957 August 20 - . 09:49 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.42F/DAN-20.
  • NRL NN7.42F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1957 August 27 - . 08:54 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.43F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.43F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi).

1957 August 28 - . 13:21 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.44F.
  • NRL NN7.44F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1957 August 29 - . 14:12 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.45F/DAN-23.
  • NRL NN7.45F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1957 September 12 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.46F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.46F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1957 September 15 - . 13:27 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.47F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.47F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1957 September 18 - . 18:42 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.48F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 21 km (13 mi).

1957 September 18 - . 18:54 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.49F.
  • Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi).

1958 April 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • D3/D18 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 August 26 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 September 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Double Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 November 19 - . 20:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-104 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1958 November 20 - . 02:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-105 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1958 November 20 - . 08:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-106 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 November 20 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-107 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1958 December 15 - . 21:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-108 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1958 December 16 - . 03:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-109 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 December 16 - . 08:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-110 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 December 16 - . 14:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-111 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1959 January 27 - . 20:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-112 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 January 28 - . 07:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-114 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 March 12 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-118 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 00:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-119 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-120 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-121 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 April 16 - . 11:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-122 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1959 April 16 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-123 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1959 April 16 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-124 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 April 17 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-125 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 May 5 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-126 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 May 5 - . 23:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-127 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 June 17 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-128 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 June 18 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-129 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 June 18 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-130 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1959 June 18 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-131 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 July 14 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-132 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1959 July 15 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-134 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 July 15 - . 15:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-135 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 July 15 - . 15:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-133 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1959 August 26 - . 13:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-137 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 August 26 - . 19:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-138 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1959 August 27 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-139 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1959 August 27 - . 06:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-140 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1959 September 26 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-141 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1959 September 26 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-143 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi).

1959 September 26 - . 20:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-144 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1959 November 4 - . 01:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-146 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1959 November 5 - . 01:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-147 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1959 November 6 - . 01:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-148 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1960 July 1 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AEC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1960 July 8 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AEC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1960 July 14 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AEC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1961 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Pogo Hi.
  • Target test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 25 km (15 mi).

1961 March 27 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AEC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1963 January 23 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Tracking Flare test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 January 23 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Tracking Flare test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 April 30 - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Judi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 April 30 - . Launch Site: Kindley. Launch Complex: Kindley COOP. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Judi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

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