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Scout X-3A
Part of Scout Family
American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Algol 2A + 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares 2 + 1 x Altair + 1 x Cetus

Status: Retired 1963. First Launch: 1962-08-31. Last Launch: 1963-07-20. Number: 2 . Thrust: 380.00 kN (85,420 lbf). Gross mass: 17,000 kg (37,000 lb). Height: 22.00 m (72.00 ft). Diameter: 1.02 m (3.34 ft). Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).


More at: Scout X-3A.

Family: all-solid, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Wallops Island LA3. Stages: Altair 1, Algol 2, Antares 2, Castor 1, NOTS 100A. Agency: Vought.

1962 August 31 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA3. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout X-3A. FAILURE: Late stage 3 ignition.. Failed Stage: 3.
  • Reentry 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Class: Technology. Type: Re-entry test vehicle. Decay Date: 1962-08-31 . Apogee: 217 km (134 mi).

1963 July 20 - . 05:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA3. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout X-3A. FAILURE: Failure..
  • Reentry 3 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

    NASA launched a Scout rocket with a nose cone of experimental heatshield material from Wallops Island, Va. The rocket was intentionally destroyed when it deviated from its course a few seconds after liftoff. The nose cone had been expected to reenter the atmosphere at 27,934 kilometers (18,600 miles) per hour to test the material's thermal performance under heating loads near those of a lunar reentry.



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