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Castor
Part of Sergeant Family
American suborbital launch vehicle. Single stage version.

Status: Retired 1982. First Launch: 1967-01-11. Last Launch: 1982-08-04. Number: 9 . Thrust: 235.00 kN (52,830 lbf). Gross mass: 5,200 kg (11,400 lb). Height: 8.00 m (26.20 ft). Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).


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TX-33 Thiokol solid rocket engine. Polaris TV first stage.

TX-20 Thiokol solid rocket engine. Draco first stage.

TX-30 Thiokol solid rocket engine. Draco second stage.

Pollux Thiokol solid rocket engine. Little Joe 1 2P first stage.

Castor 30 Solid propellant rocket stage developed for use on space launch vehicles.

Castor 1 Thiokol solid rocket engine. Used as apogee kick motor on Delta D, LT Thor Agena D, Scout X-1, Scout X-2, Scout X-3, Scout X-4, TA Thor Agena B, TA Thor Agena D. First flight 1960. M33-20 fourth stage.

Castor 2 Thiokol solid rocket engine. Used in Scout A; Delta E; H-1-0; Castor 2. License built in Japan for H-1. First flight 1960. Solid propellant rocket stage. Version for Japanese H-1 booster.

Family: suborbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Vandenberg, Poker Flat, Wallops Island LA4, Kwajalein, Kwajalein RN, Vandenberg 4300C. Stages: Castor 1. Agency: JPL.

1967 January 11 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 4300C. Launch Pad: 4300C. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • Marquardt Scramjet Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1970 October 9 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA4. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • SPED II re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1975 January 9 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1975 April 13 - . 09:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • EXCEDE Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1975 August 7 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1975 December 4 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1976 June 27 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1978 December 5 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • DOT 1 Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 235 km (146 mi).

1982 August 4 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor.
  • DOT 5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).


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