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Project Pilot 1

American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. Ground-launched, 5 stage vehicle for Project Pilot.

Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb).
Height: 4.40 m (14.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.76 m (2.49 ft).
Thrust: 125.00 kN (28,101 lbf).
Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

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  • Project Pilot The US Navy's satellite launcher project competed with the Army's Jupiter-C, the Air Force Atlas, and the civilian Vanguard. Air-launched satellite launch vehicle, and anti-satellite versions, tested by the US Navy shortly after Sputnik. One may have achieved orbit. More...

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  • NOTS American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA, USA. More...

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