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USA OR


American agency. US Army Ordnance Research and Development Division Sub-Office (Rocket), USA.

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1945 September 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC. LV Configuration: WAC 1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Dummy launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Launcher/booster stage test. No upper stage..

1945 September 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC. LV Configuration: WAC 2.
  • Dummy launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi). Summary: Launcher/booster stage test. No upper stage..

1945 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC. LV Configuration: WAC 3.
  • 1 / 4 Charge test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi). Summary: Launcher/booster stage test. No upper stage..

1945 October 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC. LV Configuration: WAC 4.
  • 1 / 4 Charge test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi). Summary: Launcher/booster stage test. No upper stage..

1945 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). Summary: First 'all-up' Wac Corporal launch. Recovery system failed..

1945 October 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). Summary: The parachute failed, but the nose cone also came off. This set the rocket on a tumbling re-entry, providing sufficient braking that it hit the ground pretty well intact..

1945 October 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 27 km (16 mi).

1945 October 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). Summary: The nose ejected just after the rocket cleared the tower..

1945 October 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Night launch, the nose failed to eject. Last development flight..

1945 October 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 10.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Emergency launch when the parachute igniter fired..

1946 May 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC A. LV Configuration: WAC A 12.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1946 December 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 21. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Booster test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1946 December 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 22.
  • Modified WAC A test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1946 December 6 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 23.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 27 km (16 mi).

1946 December 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 24.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

1946 December 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 25.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 49 km (30 mi).

1946 December 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 26.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1947 February 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 27B. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Booster test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1947 February 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 28B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1947 February 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 29B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1947 March 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 30B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1947 May 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 1 31D.
  • 31D - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 39 km (24 mi). Summary: The missile attained a range of 100 km and accepted guidance corrections..

1947 June 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 29B?.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1947 July 17 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 2 33E. FAILURE: Failure.
  • 33E test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1947 November 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1949 May 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 9B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1949 May 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wac. Launch Vehicle: WAC B. LV Configuration: WAC B 9B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1949 June 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 4E. FAILURE: Failure.
  • 4E test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1950 July 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 5E.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1950 November 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 6E.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1951 January 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 7R.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1951 March 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 8R.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1951 July 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 9R.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1951 October 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E. LV Configuration: Corporal E 11R. FAILURE: Failure.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: First flight with configuration representative of that used for the production tactical missile..

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