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Trailblazer 2M


American test vehicle. Five stage version for artificial meteorite launches consisting of 2 x Recruit strap-ons + 1 x Castor first stage + 1 x Skat second stage. The upper stage package consisted of 1 x Altair + 1 x Cygnus 15 + 1 x Cygnus 5

Payload: 0.0008 kg (0.0018 lb) to a 300 km altitude.

Gross mass: 6,100 kg (13,400 lb).
Payload: 0.0008 kg (0.0018 lb).
Height: 15.70 m (51.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Span: 3.38 m (11.07 ft).
Thrust: 547.00 kN (122,970 lbf).
Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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  • Trailblazer The Trailblazer rockets were designed to conduct experiments in re-entry physics. More...

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  • NASA Langley American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Langley, USA. More...

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