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Strypi


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Family of re-entry vehicle test boosters and anti-missile targets using a Castor first stage with two recruit strap-ons, plus a range of upper stages.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Strypi American target missile. Family of re-entry vehicle test boosters and anti-missile targets using a Castor first stage with two recruit strap-ons, plus a range of upper stages. More...
  • Strypi IV American target missile. Three stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Star 26 More...
  • Strypi VI American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x ? + 1 x ? More...
  • Strypi VIIAR American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor 2 + 1 x Alcor + 1 x Alcyone More...
  • Strypi IIAR American target missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor 2 More...
  • Strypi IIR American target missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor More...
  • Strypi VIIR American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Alcor IB + 1 x Alcyone More...
  • Strypi XI American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares 2 + 1 x Star 27 More...
  • Strypi IX American target missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares 2 More...
  • Strypi Tomahawk American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x ? + 1 x Tomahawk 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...
  • 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...
  • Barking Sands Military missile test and sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1962 to present. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements provides the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the INF Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted. The site was recently involved in anti-ballistic missile tests. Known to have been used for 2320 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Strypi Chronology


1966 September 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IV.
  • HALBERD re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1968 November 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VI.
  • MTV-I Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969? - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VI.
  • MTV-I Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 June 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VI.
  • MTV-I Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 October 15 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VIIAR. LV Configuration: Strypi VIIAR NASA 12.18NE.
  • RCTV / Art. Aurora Test / electron gun mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1974 February 7 - . 07:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IIAR. LV Configuration: Strypi IIAR Sandia 428-?. FAILURE: Failure.
  • LRL ACS 10 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1974 March 23 - . 08:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Acanta-Contiga Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 October 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VIIAR. LV Configuration: Strypi VIIAR TM-354. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MTV-II-1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1974 November 3 - . 10:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IIR. LV Configuration: Strypi IIR Sandia 428-034.
  • LRL ACS 11 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 255 km (158 mi).

1975 March 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VIIR.
  • MTV-II-2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1975 September 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VIIR.
  • NRV Nosetip Recovery Re-entry vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1979 February 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1979 November 13 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi NASA 12.37UE.
  • ECHO V Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi).

1980 September 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE II-2.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1980 September 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE II-1.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1985 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE III.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1988 February 9 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. Launch Pad: LC1?. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi XI.
  • Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1989 January 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. Launch Pad: LC1?. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi XI.
  • THORNY MERIT Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1991 February 18 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi XI. LV Configuration: Strypi XI LACE.
  • Bow Shock 2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1995 June 26 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IX. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ETCE-11 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1995 June 29 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IX.
  • ETCE-12 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1998 April 17 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi.
  • Red Crow Flight Experiment Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; BMDO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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