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Goddard K


American test vehicle. This consisted of ten proving-stand tests for the development of a more powerful motor, 10 in. in diameter. Weight of rocket, about 225 lb; weight of fuels, 50-70 lb for the series.

Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 102 kg (224 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.30 m (0.98 ft).

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  • Goddard Robert H. Goddard was the father of American rocketry. In a series of rockets flown between World War I and World War II, he solved all of the fundamental problems of guided liquid propellant rockets. More...

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Goddard K Chronology


1935 November 22 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard K.
  • Goddard begins tests of his K series rockets (K1-K10). - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Apogee: 1.20 km (0.75 mi). Summary: This consisted of ten proving-stand tests for the development of a more powerful motor, 10 in. in diameter. Weight of rocket, about 225 lb; weight of fuels, 50-70 lb for the series..

1935 December 17 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard K.
  • One of the best proving-stand tests of Goddard's K series of rockets. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: Lift 496 lb for 14 sec; weight liquid oxygen 31 lb; weight gasoline 24 lb; jet velocity, greater than 4470 ft/sec..

1936 February 12 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard K.
  • Last and best of the proving-stand tests of Goddard's K series of rockets. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: Lift 623.5 lb for 4 sec; weight oxygen 25.5 lb; weight gasoline 13.5 lb; jet velocity greater than 4340 ft/sec. Average interval between K-series tests was 8 days..

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