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Deacon



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Deacon
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
American test vehicle. The Deacon was an advanced solid rocket motor design cancelled at the end of World War II. In 1947 NACA began using reworked surplus motors to boost instrumented subscale aircraft models to speeds of up to Mach 4. They became a workhorse for the Agency's aerodynamic research, resulting in new production. Thousands were flown, until, by the end of the 1950's, supersonic wind tunnels took over the job. Data shown is for single-stage version.

In January 1945 the Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) began work on advanced solid propellant rocket motors under the National Defense Research Council. These would use new double-base propellants, the star-shaped internal grain layout developed by the British, and use lightweight aluminum motor cases instead of steel. A series of motors were named after religious ranks (as opposed to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's use of, military ranks for its rocket series). These included the Curate (42 mm diameter), Vicar (127 mm), and Deacon (159 mm). Further work was halted at the end of World War 2, by which time between 200 and 300 motors had been produced. However the propellant used was considered obsolete and there were no plans to use the motors in any Army missile.

However in the post-war years the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) had a requirement for a rocket to test aerodynamic models at hypersonic speeds. They found the surplus Deacon motors to be suitable to their requirements, and had ABL rework them with new motor grains. The first test flight from Wallops Island Test Station over the Atlantic was in April 1947. Ten subsequent tests took model aircraft and missile shapes up to 4480 kph. The Deacon had a 66 G acceleration and was flown singly, or clustered, and became a NACA workhorse. Once the surplus motors were used, thousands of new production motors were made by Hercules (the former ABL). The Deacon made an enormous contribution to 1950's air vehicle development - aircraft shapes tested included the Navaho, Snark, Redstone, Sparrow, Falcon, Sidewinder, F-8, F-11, F-6, F-100, F-102, F-103, F-104, and F-107.

The Deacon motor had other uses beyond aerodynamic research. It was employed during Operation Pogo to fire metalized parachutes to high altitudes for radar tracking. Navy Terrapin sounding rockets also used the Deacon motor, and Deacons were carried to high altitudes by balloons prior to firing in the Rockoon program.

Payload: 17 kg (37 lb) to a 20 km altitude. Failures: 22. Success Rate: 90.31%. First Fail Date: 1948-12-23. Last Fail Date: 1957-09-18. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1963.
Gross mass: 93 kg (205 lb).
Payload: 17 kg (37 lb).
Height: 3.28 m (10.76 ft).
Diameter: 0.16 m (0.52 ft).
Span: 0.51 m (1.67 ft).
Thrust: 27.00 kN (6,069 lbf).
Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).
First Launch: 1947.04.01.
Last Launch: 1958.08.26.
Number: 95 .

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See also
  • Deacon The Deacon was an advanced solid rocket motor design cancelled at the end of World War II. In 1947 NACA began using reworked surplus motors to boost instrumented subscale aircraft models to speeds of up to Mach 4. They became a workhorse for the Agency's aerodynamic research, resulting in new production. Thousands were flown, until, by the end of the 1950's, supersonic wind tunnels took over the job. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • NASA American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Alway, Peter, Rockets of the World, Saturn Press, Ann Arbor, 1995.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Wallops Island Small NASA launch site for sounding rocket launches and occasional Scout launches to orbit. Air launches are conducted from the Drop Zone Wallops Island, 37.00 N 72.0 W. With the last orbital launch in 1985 and the decline in sounding rocket launches, Wallops fell into near-disuse as a launch center. Its fortunes revised with the establishment of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in 2005 and orbital launches resumed in 2010. More...
  • Poker Flat Sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1969 to present. Poker Flat Rocket Range (PFRR) contains five major launch pads. Pads 1 and 2 each have a 7.5K launcher, pads 3 and 4 each contain 20K MRL launchers, and pad 5 contains a 4K twin boom launcher. Pad 3 is equipped with a moveable launcher enclosure which can be used to protect a rocket on pad 3 and workers from the severe winter weather. More...
  • Sea-launched Sounding rocket launched from a naval vessel at an undocumented location. 2001 launches from 1956 to 2008, reaching up to 35,820 kilometers altitude, fall into this category. More...

Associated Stages

Deacon Chronology


1947 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First Deacon rocket launched at Wallops Island, which achieved a velocity of 4,200 feet per second..

1947 August 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 August 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Sparrow model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 September 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Convair XF-92 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1948 December 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1949 February 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 March 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF-91 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 March 29 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 March 30 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D8 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 April 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E17 Drag Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 May 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 August 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1949 September 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 January 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F26 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 January 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 May 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 May 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F26 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 September 8 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E17 Drag Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 October 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D8 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 November 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Snark Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1950 November 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 March 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF4D-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 May 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 May 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-5 E17 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 June 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 June 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF4D-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 August 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Boojum model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 August 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 September 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E7 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1951 December 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF10F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF4D-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 March 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rigel Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 April 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D109/FFAR seeker test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1952 May 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E15 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 May 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 June 26 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • SUI 0 payload test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

1952 August 6 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D-558-II model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rigel Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D109/HPAG seeker test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D35 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 September 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • F-100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rigel Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F-100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF2Y-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 November 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF10F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 December 12 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D109/HPAG seeker test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 December 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D18 F100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1952 December 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D28 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 January 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D35 Model - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F-100 Model - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 January 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • B-58 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 June 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 June 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1953 July 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E25 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Rascal Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 August 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D18 F100 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 October 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F8U-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 October 26 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 December 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-2 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 December 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • X-3 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 December 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F11F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 January 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F-104 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 January 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F8U-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 February 9 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F11F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 February 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 March 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E17 Drag Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 March 19 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF2Y-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First launching of a cluster of four Deacon rockets as a booster vehicle, at NACA Wallops Island..

1954 June 3 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Inlet model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 June 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Snark Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 July 22 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat FW. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Gamma ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1954 July 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • AGARD Model 2 test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 August 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F11F-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • XF3H-1 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 March 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • F29 ramjet test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1955 March 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E39 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 April 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Turbojet study test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 June 20 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E5 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 October 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • D35 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 October 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USN. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1955 October 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USN. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1956 February 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Delta-wing model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • E42 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 November 27 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • AGARD Model 2 test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 February 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Delta-wing model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 August 26 - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: AOR7. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Pogo 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

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