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USN NOTS


American agency. Naval Ordnance Test Station, USA.

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USN NOTS Chronology


1960 July 28 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Platform: F4D-1 747. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb NOTS EV-II.
  • TV-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Research and Development Flight (TV-1).

1960 October 24 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Platform: F4D-1 747. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb NOTS EV-II. FAILURE: Second stage failed..
  • TV-2 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Research and Development Flight (TV-2).

1961 October 1 - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb SIP.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Satellite Interceptor Program (SIP) test vehicle. This was a follow-on to China Lake's "Notsnik" air-launched satellite and Caleb space-probe projects, SIP was a prototype air-launched satellite-killer system using primarily in-house technology and hardware.

1961 October 5 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Platform: F-4H. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb NC17.116. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 March 26 - . 19:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Platform: F-4H. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb NC17.121. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 21 km (13 mi).

1962 May 5 - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb SIP.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 July 25 - . 15:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Platform: F-4H. Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: Caleb NC17.117.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NOTS. Apogee: 1,166 km (724 mi).

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