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USAF AFSWC


American agency. Air Force Special Weapons Center, USA.

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USAF AFSWC Chronology


1958 July 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Jason. LV Configuration: Jason J-A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 July 7 - . 11:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin JV-1.
  • Test / particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 1,045 km (649 mi). Summary: Four-stage Argo D4 rocket with an ARDC Javelin payload fired from Wallops Island to an altitude of 750 miles, first in a series of USAF-NASA launchings to measure natural radiation surrounding the earth..

1959 July 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin JV-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1960 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Platform: B-57A. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar B-57.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1960 January 15 - . 04:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin JV-3.
  • Test / lyra-alpha mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 1,200 km (700 mi).

1961 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Platform: B-57A. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar B-57.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

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