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Double FFAR


American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Mk7 + 1 x Mk7

Height: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.0800 m (0.2620 ft).
Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).
First Launch: 1947.04.28.
Last Launch: 1947.11.14.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • FFAR Folding-Fin Air Rocket, boosted by 1 x Mk7. Unguided fighter weapon, later used as sounding rocket. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • NASA American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA, USA. 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...

Associated Stages

Double FFAR Chronology


1947 April 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: Double FFAR.
  • RM-5 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1947 November 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: Double FFAR.
  • D-558-II model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

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