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Deacon Arrow II


American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Deacon + 1 x Arrow II

Success Rate: 100.00%.

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 5.10 m (16.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Thrust: 27.00 kN (6,069 lbf).
Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).
First Launch: 1958.11.19.
Last Launch: 1963.01.23.
Number: 44 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Deacon 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. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sandia American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Sandia Laboratories, Albequerque, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vandenberg LC-B Viper, Terrier, Hopi, Deacon, Cajun, Astrobee launch complex. Launch Complex B, Naval Missile Facility, Point Arguello More...

Associated Stages

Deacon Arrow II Chronology


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 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).

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