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FFAR


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

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: incomplete. Recurring Price $: 0.001 million. Standard warhead: 1.60 kg (3.50 lb). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 4,190 kph (2,600 mph).

AKA: Mighty Mouse.
Status: Retired 1954.
Gross mass: 8.40 kg (18.50 lb).
Payload: 1.60 kg (3.50 lb).
Height: 1.22 m (4.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.0600 m (0.1960 ft).
Span: 0.18 m (0.59 ft).
Thrust: 4.02 kN (904 lbf).
Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).
First Launch: 1946.05.01.
Last Launch: 1954.12.20.
Number: 5 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • SR105 Aerojet solid rocket engine. 12.75" Improved FFAR . More...

See also
  • FFAR Folding-Fin Air Rocket, boosted by 1 x Mk7. Unguided fighter weapon, later used as sounding rocket. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • NOTS American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

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...

Associated Stages

FFAR Chronology


1946 May 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: FFAR. 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. LV Family: FFAR. 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. LV Family: FFAR. 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. LV Family: FFAR. Launch Vehicle: FFAR.
  • XF-91 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

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

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