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Holloman NATIV


Navaho launch complex. NATIV pad

Longitude: -106.0753 deg.
Latitude: 32.8866 deg.
First Launch: 1948.05.26.
Last Launch: 1948.11.01.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nativ As part of its effort to develop what started out as an American version of the A9 boost-glide rocket, North American Aviation built seven Nativ subscale technology demonstrators. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Holloman Military missile and sounding rocket launch site. Also notable for several rocket-powered sleds, used to test a variety of manned and unmanned aircraft and aerospace vehicles at supersonic speeds. Known to have been used for 147 major launches from 1948 to 1959, reaching up to 235 kilometers altitude. More...

Holloman NATIV Chronology


1948 May 26 - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman NATIV. LV Family: Navaho. Launch Vehicle: Nativ. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Nativ first attempted launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi). First launch attempt of MX-770 technology demonstrator. Seven rockets were built in total. There is very inconsistent information on the flight series. One source speaks of six launches, another of four, and a third of three. It seems that there were six launch attempts, three of which never made it very far off the pad, two made it some distance aloft, and only one was considered somewhat successful (reaching Mach 2.23 and an altitude of 18 km).

1948 Q3? - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman NATIV. LV Family: Navaho. Launch Vehicle: Nativ.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

1948 October 15 - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman NATIV. LV Family: Navaho. Launch Vehicle: Nativ.
  • Nativ Launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi). Summary: On the most successful Nativ launch, the missile reached Mach 2.23 and an altitude of 18 km..

1948 November 1 - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman NATIV. LV Family: Navaho. Launch Vehicle: Nativ. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Final Nativ launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

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