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NOTS


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

AKA: USN.
Location: China Lake, CA.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • NOTS-4 NOTS solid rocket engine. 0.700 kN. Out of production. Isp=250s. Used on Caleb launch vehicle. First flight 1960. More...
  • NOTS-3 NOTS solid rocket engine. 2.260 kN. Out of production. Isp=250s. Used on Caleb launch vehicle. First flight 1960. More...
  • NOTS-1 NOTS solid rocket engine. 53.4 kN. Out of production. Isp=204s. Used on Caleb launch vehicle. First flight 1960. More...
  • NOTS 100A NOTS solid rocket engine. Used on Blue Scout Junior launch vehicle. First flight 1960. More...

See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • FFAR American air-to-air rocket. Folding-Fin Air Rocket, boosted by 1 x Mk7. Unguided fighter weapon, later used as sounding rocket. More...
  • LTV-N-4 American Naval Ordnance Test Station solid-propellant test vehicle to support development of ramjet-powered missiles. Flew in 1949 and was 4.5 m long. More...
  • Project Pilot American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. 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...
  • Project Pilot 1 American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. Ground-launched, 5 stage vehicle for Project Pilot. More...
  • Project Pilot 2 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. More...
  • Terrier/551 American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x NOTS 551 More...

Associated Stages

NOTS Chronology


1958 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Pogo Hi.
  • Pogo Hi Type IC5c - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 18 km (11 mi).

1958 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Pogo Hi. LV Configuration: Pogo Hi II.
  • Pogo Hi Type IIC5c - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 36 km (22 mi).

1964 March 16 - . 19:29 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 HITAB.
  • BIRA-1 Infrared / ultraviolet background mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 April 1 - . Launch Site: Little Carter Bay. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 HITAB.
  • TSRA-2 Infrared Astronomy/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 May 28 - . Launch Site: Little Carter Bay. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 HITAB.
  • TSRA-1 Infrared Astronomy/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 July 17 - . Launch Site: Little Carter Bay. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 HITAB.
  • TIRA-2 Test/Infrared Astronomy/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1964 October 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150A HITAB.
  • BIRA-2 Infrared background mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 December 11 - . Launch Site: Little Carter Bay. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 HITAB.
  • TSRA-3 Infrared background mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NOTS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

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