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FFAR
American multiple-source air-to-air Folding-Fin Air Rocket, boosted by 1 x Mk7 engine. Unguided fighter weapon, later used as sounding rocket.

AKA: Mighty Mouse. Status: Active. First Launch: 1946-05-01. Last Launch: 1998-10-07. Number: 6 . Payload: 1.60 kg (3.50 lb). Thrust: 4.02 kN (904 lbf). Gross mass: 8.40 kg (18.50 lb). Height: 1.22 m (4.00 ft). Diameter: 0.0700 m (0.2290 ft). Span: 0.18 m (0.59 ft). Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

Recurring Price $: 0.001 million. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 4,190 kph (2,600 mph).



Subtopics

Double FFAR American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of two FFAR Mk7 motors in tandem.

Mk7 Multiple-source solid rocket engine. Double FFAR second stage.

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.

HAEC Australian two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Demon + 1 x HAEC FFAR.

Country: USA. Engines: SR105. Propellants: Solid. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: Mk7. Agency: NOTS. Bibliography: 2.

1946 May 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • RM-5 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1946 July 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • RM-5 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1947 February 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • RM-10 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1947 April 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • XF-91 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1947 April 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: Double FFAR.
  • RM-5 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1947 November 14 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: Double FFAR.
  • D-558-II model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1954 December 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • D37 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

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

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

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

1964 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: HAEC.
  • Test - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1964 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: HAEC.
  • Test - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1965 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: HAEC.
  • Test - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1965 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: HAEC.
  • Test - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1966 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: HAEC.
  • Test - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1966 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: HAEC.
  • Test - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1998 October 7 - . 13:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • Nation: Sweden. Agency: SSC. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).


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