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Castor-M57A1
Part of ait Family
ait-2
ait-2
American target missile. Version with a Thiokol Castor IVB first stage, and a Minuteman II M57A1 second stage.

AKA: ait-2;Medium Range Target Vehicle;MRTV. Status: Active. First Launch: 1999-09-15. Last Launch: 1999-09-15. Number: 1 . Thrust: 500.00 kN (112,400 lbf). Gross mass: 14,500 kg (31,900 lb). Height: 17.40 m (57.00 ft). Diameter: 1.02 m (3.34 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Castor 4B + 1 x M57A1.

Maximum range: 2,100 km (1,300 mi). Maximum speed: 15,480 kph (9,610 mph).



Family: target. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Kodiak. Stages: M57A1, Castor 4B engine. Agency: Space Vector.

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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