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Recruit


American sounding rocket. The Recruit motor was usually used as an upper stage, but in this air-launched vehicle was used for re-entry vehicle heat transfer and aerodynamic stability tests.

Failures: 2. Success Rate: 88.89%. First Fail Date: 1975-04-18. Last Fail Date: 1975-06-04. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1976.
First Launch: 1956.11.06.
Last Launch: 1959.01.01.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Recruit The Recruit motor was usually used as an upper stage, but in this air-launched vehicle was used for re-entry vehicle heat transfer and aerodynamic stability tests. More...

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

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

Recruit Chronology


1956 November 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: F2H2. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Cleveland. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1959 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit.
  • Ogive Stab. test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1959 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit.
  • Blunt cone Stab. test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

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