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Hermes A-3A
Part of Wasserfall Family
American tactical ballistic missile.

AKA: RV-A-8;SSM-G-8. Status: Retired 1954. First Launch: 1953-03-13. Last Launch: 1954-01-15. Number: 7 . Thrust: 80.40 kN (18,075 lbf). Gross mass: 3,780 kg (8,330 lb). Height: 8.74 m (28.67 ft). Diameter: 1.02 m (3.34 ft). Span: 2.29 m (7.51 ft). Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

Maximum range: 105 km (65 mi). Boost Propulsion: Liquid propellant.



Family: Storable liquid, tactical ballistic. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Hermes A-3A. Propellants: Nitric acid/Amine. Launch Sites: White Sands LC33, White Sands. Agency: GE.

1953 March 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • RV-A-8 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1953 June 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1953 August 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1953 October 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1953 October 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1953 November 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1954 January 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Wasserfall. Launch Vehicle: Hermes A-3A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).


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