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November 07


November 07 Chronology


1917 November 7 - .
  • October Revolution - . Nation: USSR. Summary: In October Revolution, Bolsheviks seize power in armed coup d'état led by Lenin and Trotsky. Kerensky flees. U.S. declares war on Austria-Hungary .

1918 November 7 - .
1936 November 7 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard L-A.
  • Final flight of Goddard series L section A rocket - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Apogee: 0.0600 km (0.0373 mi). Rocket equipped with a cluster of four combustion chambers, each 5.75 in. in diameter; length 13 ft 6.5 in.; altitude about 200 ft; fell near tower. The L series included four proving-stand tests and three flight test attempts, of which all were successful. Average interval between tests 25 days

1944 November 7 - . Launch Site: Heidekraut. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 19511.
  • V-2 Ma265 228 L2 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 250 km. Impact 0.6 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 40.0 km from aim point..

1946 November 7 - . 20:31 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 14. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; Princeton. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Launched 13:31 local time. Reached 100.3 km. Carried cosmic radiation experiments for Palmer Physics Lab, Princeton University..

1950 November 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike 54R.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike IE.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 November 7 - . LV Family: Navaho. Launch Vehicle: Navaho.
  • North American reorganizes - . Nation: USA. Program: Navaho. With the growth of its missile products beyond the Navaho program, and emerging requirements for the Navaho's navigation and rocket engine systems on ballistic missiles, North American broke up the Navaho program into two new divisions. The Missile Development Division, in Downey, would handle the Navaho missile and Hound Dog air-launched cruise missile, a derivative of the X-10 Navaho test vehicle. The Autonetics Division, would handle inertial navigation and other avionics products, and move from Downey to Anaheim. The Rocketdyne division would handle North American's increasing line of liquid rocket motors, and move to a new facility in the western San Fernando Valley in Canoga Park, close to North American's rocket test facilities in the Santa Susanna mountains.

1956 November 7 - . 15:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 64.0 N x 58.0 W. Launch Platform: LSD-14. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun N-C 11.
  • UM AM6.11 Sphere? Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 169 km (105 mi). Summary: Launched during University of Michigan's 1956 Cruise 1956 at Launch Point 4 - - Latitude: 64.00 N - Longitude: 58.00 W..

1957 November 7 - . LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: Redstone.
  • Eisenhower enunciates science policy. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: von Braun; Eisenhower. President Eisenhower in major address on science and security announced that scientists had solved the problem of ballistic missile reentry and showed the nose cone of an Army Jupiter-C missile which was intact after a flight through space. He announced the creation of the office of Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and the appointment of James R. Killian, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to the new post.

1957 November 7 - . 16:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman A. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: Aerobee USAF-89.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 November 7 - .
  • Contractor briefing on the Mercury manned spacecraft - . Nation: USA. Program: Mercury. Spacecraft: Mercury. A contractor briefing, attended by some 40 prospective bidders on the manned spacecraft, was held at the Langley Research Center. More detailed specifications were then prepared and distributed to about 20 manufacturers who had stated an intention to bid on the project.

1959 November 7 - . 20:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor Agena A 206 / Agena A 1051.
  • Discoverer 7 - . Payload: KH-1 9004 / Agena A 1051. Mass: 794 kg (1,750 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-1. Decay Date: 1959-11-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 24 . COSPAR: 1959-Kappa-1. Apogee: 820 km (500 mi). Perigee: 158 km (98 mi). Inclination: 81.6000 deg. Period: 94.40 min. Summary: KH-1; 1st generation low resolution photo surveillance; satellite tumbled; film capsule not recovered. Mission failed. Failed to achieve orbit..

1960 November 7 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC25A. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A1. LV Configuration: Polaris A1X-46.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1962 November 7 - .
1962 November 7 - . 10:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.99CI.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi).

1962 November 7 - . 10:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.16CA.
  • Sodium release (14.13?) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1962 November 7 - . 19:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC11. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas F 16F.
  • Research and development launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,400 km (800 mi).

1963 November 7 - .
  • Apollo Pad Abort Mission 1 - . Nation: USA. Program: Apollo. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM; CSM LES; CSM Parachute. Apollo Pad Abort Mission I (PA-1), the first off-the-pad abort test of the launch escape system (LES), was conducted at WSMR. PA-1 used CM boilerplate 6 and an LES for this test.

    All sequencing was normal. The tower-jettison motor sent the escape tower into a proper ballistic trajectory. The drogue parachute deployed as programmed, followed by the pilot parachute and main parachutes. The test lasted 165.1 seconds. The postflight investigation disclosed only one significant problem: exhaust impingement that resulted in soot deposits on the CM.


1963 November 7 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 3. LV Configuration: Black Brant III AA-3-8?.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1963 November 7 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Apollo LES. LV Configuration: Apollo LES PA-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1963 November 7 - . 18:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Hidden Hills DZ. Launch Pad: 36.1 N x 116.0 W. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 3-23-39.
  • X-15A Sharp Upper Vert. test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 25 km (15 mi). Summary: Maximum Speed - 4706 kph. Maximum Altitude - 25080 m. First flight with sharp-edged vertical stabilizer..

1964 November 7 - . 03:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Green River. Launch Complex: Green River Pad 1. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena RTV. LV Configuration: Athena C004.
  • USAF C004 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1964 November 7 - . 05:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.105DI.
  • Ionosphere / B field Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 149 km (92 mi).

1964 November 7 - . 05:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin NASA 8.20DI.
  • Ionosphere / B field Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 714 km (443 mi).

1964 November 7 - . 10:31 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.109GG.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1966 November 7 - . Launch Site: Green River. Launch Complex: Green River Pad 3. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena RTV. LV Configuration: Athena D041.
  • USAF D041 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1966 November 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: IIAE Orion. Launch Vehicle: Orion-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1966 November 7 - . Launch Site: Green River. Launch Complex: Green River Pad 1. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena RTV. LV Configuration: Athena D039.
  • USN D039 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1967 November 7 - .
  • The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Soviet Revolution. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Popovich. Kamanin feels there has been no event like this in a century. The celebrations were marked by clear, sunny weather. All the cosmonauts were in Moscow for the celebrations, except Popovich, who was in Rumania. Kamanin notes with disapproval Rumania's attempted alliance with Mao Tse-Tung. During November 7 demonstrations in Bucharest, there were no Russian flags to be seen.

1967 November 7 - . Launch Site: CELPA. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure. LV Configuration: Centaure C92.
  • Aeronomy mission? - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 November 7 - . 00:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC32B. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2. LV Configuration: Minuteman 2 467.
  • Research and development launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1967 November 7 - . 07:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC36B. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas Centaur SLV-3C. LV Configuration: SLV-3C Centaur AC-14 / Centaur D-1A 5902C.
  • Surveyor 6 - . Payload: Surveyor SC-6. Mass: 280 kg (610 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; JPL. Class: Moon. Type: Lunar probe. Spacecraft: Surveyor. Decay Date: 1967-11-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 3031 . COSPAR: 1967-112A. Summary: Soft landed on lunar Moon; photographed lunar surface; sampled lunar soil; used propulsion system to briefly lift off of lunar surface..

1967 November 7 - . 13:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576B2. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas D 94D.
  • ABRES Mk 11 AX-2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,800 km (1,100 mi). Summary: Final launch of an Atlas D missile (first operational at Vandenberg on 9 September 1959)..

1967 November 7 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 CRL AH3.530.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Mon / RPA Aeronomy / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 243 km (150 mi).

1968 November 7 - . 03:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.261IG.
  • ISRO 40.03 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 November 7 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island UL6. Launch Pad: UL6?. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk. LV Configuration: Terrier Sandhawk Sandia 281-11.
  • LRL ACS-2 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1968 November 7 - . 18:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.379GI.
  • Ion concentration Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1969 November 7 - . 02:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AH07.892.
  • Polar Cap N-6 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1969 November 7 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF09. Launch Pad: LF09?. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1B. LV Configuration: Minuteman 1B 1225.
  • ST Olympic TR. B-11 operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1970 November 7 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: UNKMR. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1971 November 7 - . Launch Site: WTR Launch Area. Launch Platform: EAG-154. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A2.
  • Safeguard M2-5 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1971 November 7 - . 09:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12. LV Configuration: MR-12 M-180.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1972 November 7 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • Starute, Datasonde Meteorological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1973 November 7 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1974 November 7 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1975 November 7 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Antigua. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1977 November 7 - .
  • Start final assembly Columbia. - . Nation: USA. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: Columbia. Summary: Start final assembly and closeout system installation, Palmdale, Columbia (OV-102).

1977 November 7 - .
  • Forward RCS on dock, Palmdale (STA-099) - . Nation: USA. Program: STS.

1978 November 7 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1979 November 7 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8C. LV Configuration: Black Brant 8C NASA 27.30CS.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 271 km (168 mi).

1980 November 7 - . 14:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC43. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1981 November 7 - . 12:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Sergeant GL A30.175.
  • FWIF V Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1983 November 7 - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 632. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4.
  • Follow-on operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1983 November 7 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 632. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4.
  • Follow-on operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1984 November 7 - . 21:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Primrose Lake. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1986 November 7 - . 18:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi).

1988 November 7 - . 19:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C. LV Configuration: Black Brant VC NASA 21.98IE.
  • NEED I(Ferdinand 79) Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 322 km (200 mi).

1989 November 7 - . 17:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Primrose Lake. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1990 November 7 - . 15:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1995 November 7 - . 06:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12. LV Configuration: Black Brant XII NASA 40.09IE.
  • OEDIPUS C Ionosphere / tether mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA; NASA. Apogee: 824 km (512 mi).

1996 November 7 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. LV Configuration: Delta 7925 D239.
  • Mars Global Surveyor - . Payload: MGS / Leros 1B LAE. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; JPL. Program: Mars Surveyor. Class: Mars. Type: Mars probe. Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor. USAF Sat Cat: 24648 . COSPAR: 1996-062A. Mars Global Surveyor entered a 258 x 54021 km x 93.3 deg polar orbit around Mars on 12 September 1997 after a 22 minute burn of its main engine. After a long aerobraking phase to a lower circular orbit, the spacecraft began its primary mission of photographing and observing changes on the Martian surface in March 1999. After nearly ten years of service, the last signals from MGS were received on 3 November 2006. The spacecraft went silent after an incorrect software upload caused its solar arrays to lose power.

1998 November 7 - .
  • STS-95 Mission Status Report # 19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Ross. Program: STS. Flight: STS-95. The seven astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Discovery were awakened at 3:09 a.m. this morning to make final preparations for their return to Earth later this morning. "La Cucaracha," a well-known Spanish song, was played for Mission Specialist Pedro Duque at the request of his wife, Consuelo. Additional Details: STS-95 Mission Status Report # 19.

1998 November 7 - .
2000 November 7 - . LV Family: KT. Launch Vehicle: KT-1.
  • Solid Launcher Officially Named - . Nation: China. Summary: China's new solid small space launcher was officially named "Kaituozhe-1" (Explorer-1). The launcher would be capable of putting 100 kg into polar orbit and was scheduled to make its first flight in 2002..

2001 November 7 - . 08:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF04. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • GT176GM Functional Dependency gate operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSPC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi). Summary: Successful Minuteman 3 operational test flew from Vandenberg to Kwajalein..

2003 November 7 - .
2004 November 7 - . 06:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. LV Configuration: Dhanush 3.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2005 November 7 - . 15:32 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-12-1 - . Crew: Tokarev; McArthur. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.22 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. The EVA started an hour late due to a misaligned valve in the Quest airlock module. The crew installed a television camera on the outboard end of the port truss segment of the ISS and removed a failed Rotary Joint Motor Controller (RJMC). They then moved hand over hand to the P6 truss, 16 m above the Destiny module. McArthur removed an old experiment, the Floating Potential Probe, and pushed it away from the station. Finally the crew replaced a failed circuit breaker in the Mobile Transporter.

2006 November 7 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9. LV Configuration: Black Brant IX NASA 36.236US.
  • USC-7 (SOHO SEM) Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2007 November 7 - . 18:01 GMT - .
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