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ait
Part of SR19 Family
ait-2
ait-2
American target missile. The ait vehicles were developed to support the USAF Airborne Intercept Technology program. They consisted of a Minuteman SR19AJ1 first stage (the basic ait version) or Thiokol Castor IVB first stage (designated ait-2), and a Minuteman II M57A1 second stage. A front-end module housed the payloads, the control system, GPS, and inertial guidance electronics.

Status: Active. Thrust: 267.00 kN (60,023 lbf). Gross mass: 12,000 kg (26,000 lb). Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft). Diameter: 1.32 m (4.33 ft). Apogee: 750 km (460 mi).

The payload was accommodated in a 96.5 cm fairing and could be oriented post-boost using an 8500 N-sec cold gas orientation system.



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Castor-M57A1 American target missile. Version with a Thiokol Castor IVB first stage, and a Minuteman II M57A1 second stage.

Family: target. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Kodiak. Stages: M57A1, SR19. Agency: OSC. Bibliography: 2.

1999 September 15 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: ait. Launch Vehicle: Castor-M57A1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SM. Apogee: 1,060 km (650 mi).


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