American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. Six stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F4D-1 Skyray + 2 x HOTROC + 2 x HOTROC + 1 x X-241 + 1 x NOTS 8in + 1 x NOTS 3in Sph.
LEO Payload: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb).
Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb).
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Payload: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb).
Height: 4.40 m (14.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.76 m (2.49 ft).
Thrust: 125.00 kN (28,101 lbf).
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...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
NOTS American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA, USA. More...
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