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RAM


Family of launch vehicles.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • RAM American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. More...
  • RAM A American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Employed by NACA-Langley for accelerating aerodynamic models. Could lift 34 kg to 1271 km. 5 stage vehicle. More...
  • RAM B American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares + 1 x Alcor 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...

RAM Chronology


1961 August 30 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: RAM. Launch Vehicle: RAM A. LV Configuration: RAM A RAM A-1.
  • RAM A-1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,280 km (790 mi).

1962 February 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: RAM. Launch Vehicle: RAM A. LV Configuration: RAM A RAM A-2.
  • RAM A-2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1962 September 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: RAM. Launch Vehicle: RAM B. LV Configuration: RAM B RAM B-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • RAM B-1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 May 28 - . 18:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: RAM. Launch Vehicle: RAM B. LV Configuration: RAM B RAM B-2.
  • RAM B-2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1964 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: RAM. Launch Vehicle: RAM B. LV Configuration: RAM B RAM B-3.
  • RAM B-3 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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