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NAOTS



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NAOTS
Credit: © Mark Wade
F2H aircraft flying from this Naval Air Station launched Rockair sounding rockets in 1955, known to have been used for 5 launches, reaching up to 55 kilometers altitude.

Location: Naval Air Ordnance Test Station, Chincoteague, Virginia.
Longitude: -75.3376 deg.
Latitude: 37.9591 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Rockair American sounding rocket. The Rockair technique (research rocket launched from aircraft) was developed by the Office of Naval Research and the University of Maryland. A 2.75-inch FFAR rocket was fired from a Navy F2H-2 Banshee aircraft to an altitude of approximately 60,000 m. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USN American agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. USN Joint Task Force 7, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

NAOTS Chronology


1955 August 16 - . Launch Site: NAOTS. Launch Platform: F2H2. Launch Vehicle: Rockair. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi). First successful demonstration of Rockair technique (resarch rocket launched from aircraft) by ONR and University of Maryland team, a 2.75-inch FFAR rocket fired from a Navy F2H-2 aircraft to an altitude of approximately 180,000 feet. Rockair technique first suggested by Herman Oberth (1929) and others.

1955 August 16 - . Launch Site: NAOTS. Launch Platform: F2H2. Launch Vehicle: Rockair.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1955 August 16 - . Launch Site: NAOTS. Launch Platform: F2H2. Launch Vehicle: Rockair. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 9.00 km (5.50 mi).

1955 November 1 - . Launch Site: NAOTS. Launch Platform: F2H2. Launch Vehicle: Rockair. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1955 November 1 - . Launch Site: NAOTS. Launch Platform: F2H2. Launch Vehicle: Rockair. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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