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Storm-2


American test vehicle. Single stage vehicle.

Failures: 1. Success Rate: 83.33%. First Fail Date: 1997-01-29. Last Fail Date: 1997-01-29. Launch data is: continuing. Maximum range: 600 km (370 mi).

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 8,000 kg (17,600 lb).
Height: 9.90 m (32.40 ft).
Diameter: 1.32 m (4.33 ft).
Thrust: 267.00 kN (60,023 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1997.01.29.
Last Launch: 2004.11.18.
Number: 6 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • OSC American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Orbital Sciences Corporation, USA. More...

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

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...
  • Fort Wingate Military testing range. In use from 1958 to present. Known to have been used for 71 major launches from 1960 to 2002, reaching up to 250 kilometers altitude. More...
  • White Sands LC32 Storm-2, Hera launch complex. Launch site for anti-ballistic missile targets. These are most often test vehicles composed of surplus Minuteman ICBM stages. More...

Associated Stages
  • Minuteman 2-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 7,032/795 kg. Thrust 267.70 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 287.5 seconds. Second stage of Minuteman 2. Used as second stage of Minotaur launch vehicle and various SDI targets in 1980's. More...

Storm-2 Chronology


1997 January 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MTTV/MTD-2 PAC Targ Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1997 September 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2.
  • MTTV-4/Patriot Targ Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1998 September 24 - . 12:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2.
  • MTTV/MTD-3 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; OSC. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

2000 October 14 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2. LV Configuration: Storm-2 MTTV.
  • PAC-3 DT-6 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

2002 April 25 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2.
  • PAC-3 OT/DT-4 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SSDC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2004 November 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Storm-2. LV Configuration: Storm-2 MTTV.
  • PAC-3 DT/OT-12 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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