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DOT


American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Star 26C

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1981.
Gross mass: 5,500 kg (12,100 lb).
Height: 11.60 m (38.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Thrust: 586.00 kN (131,738 lbf).
Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).
First Launch: 1980.02.05.
Last Launch: 1981.06.12.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Kwajalein The US military base located on this Pacific island group has major tracking facilities and is near the impact area for dummy warheads fired by ICBM's from Vandenberg AFB. It is a key test location for anti-ballistic missile systems. More...
  • Kwajalein RN Tomahawk Sandia, Terrier, Super Chief, Sergeant, Nike, Honest John, Cajun, Black Brant, Asp, DOT launch complex. Roi-Namur Island More...

Associated Stages
  • Castor 1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,852/535 kg. Thrust 286.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 247 seconds. More...
  • Star 26C Solid rocket stage. 35.00 kN (7,868 lbf) thrust. Mass 264 kg (582 lb). More...

DOT Chronology


1980 February 5 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. Launch Vehicle: DOT.
  • DOT 2 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 324 km (201 mi).

1980 September 17 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. Launch Vehicle: DOT.
  • DOT 3 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 296 km (183 mi).

1981 June 12 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. Launch Vehicle: DOT.
  • DOT 4 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 303 km (188 mi).

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