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Recruit
American sounding rocket. The Recruit motor was usually used as an upper stage, but in this air-launched vehicle was used for re-entry vehicle heat transfer and aerodynamic stability tests.

Status: Retired 1976. First Launch: 1956-11-06. Last Launch: 1959-01-01. Number: 3 .



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Recruit T55 American sounding rocket. The Recruit motor was the first stage of this larger booster, dropped from a B-57 for re-entry vehicle heat transfer tests.

Nike Nike Recruit American three-stage sounding rocket.

Nike Yardbird American sounding rocket.

Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: 1.5KS35000. Agency: NASA Wallops. Bibliography: 2.

1956 November 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: F2H2. Launch Vehicle: Recruit.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Cleveland. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1957 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: F2H2. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Cleveland. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1957 August 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: F2H2. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Cleveland. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1958 January 31 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: F2H2. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Cleveland. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1958 March 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: F2H2. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
1958 July 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: B-57A. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
1958 July 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: B-57A. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
1958 September 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Platform: B-57A. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Recruit T55.
1959 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Recruit.
  • Blunt cone Stab. test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1959 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Recruit.
  • Ogive Stab. test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1960? - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike Recruit.
  • Teflon nose Re-entry vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike Recruit.
  • Teflon nose Re-entry vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1961 June 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Nike Yardbird. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Sphere Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: UM. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1961 July 26 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Nike Yardbird. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Sphere Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: UM. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).


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