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Strongarm
Part of Honest John Family
Strongarm
Strongarm
American test vehicle. A large five-stage rocket developed by the Army Ballistics Research Laboratory with the cooperation of the University of Michigan. Consisted of an Honest John plus Nike plus Nike plus modified Recruit plus a scaled-down Sergeant. Fired first from Wallops Island on November 10, 1959. Could lift 6.8 kg to 1600 km.

Status: Retired 1961. First Launch: 1959-11-10. Last Launch: 1961-07-27. Number: 8 . Thrust: 365.00 kN (82,055 lbf). Gross mass: 3,300 kg (7,200 lb). Height: 17.10 m (56.10 ft). Diameter: 0.58 m (1.90 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).


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Family: test vehicle. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands. Stages: M-6, M5E1, RM-3141, Yardbird. Agency: Michigan. Bibliography: 2.

1959 November 10 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm.
  • Ion density Test / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 1,800 km (1,100 mi).

1959 November 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ion density Test / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 July 13 - . 14:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 670 km (410 mi).

1960 July 14 - . 02:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 710 km (440 mi).

1960 August 2 - . 03:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 550 km (340 mi).

1961 February 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Geodetic Flares test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1961 February 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm.
  • Geodetic Flares test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA BRL. Apogee: 2,027 km (1,259 mi).

1961 July 27 - . 11:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Strongarm. FAILURE: Failure.
  • CWAS Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).


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