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Recruit T55
Part of Recruit Family
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.

Status: Retired 1958. First Launch: 1957-01-01. Last Launch: 1958-09-12. Number: 7 . Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb). Height: 5.00 m (16.40 ft). Diameter: 0.23 m (0.75 ft). Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x B-57A Canberra + 1 x Recruit + 1 x T-55.



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: B-57A, 1.5KS35000, T-55. Agency: NASA Wallops.

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.

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