American short range ballistic missile. Four stage orbital launch version consisting of 1 x Redstone + 1 x Cluster stage 2 + 1 x Cluster stage 3 + 1 x RTV Motor. The fourth stage allowed the Explorer payload to be placed into orbit.
LEO Payload: 11 kg (24 lb).
Gross mass: 28,500 kg (62,800 lb).
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Payload: 11 kg (24 lb).
Height: 21.20 m (69.50 ft).
Diameter: 1.78 m (5.83 ft).
Thrust: 357.00 kN (80,256 lbf).
Apogee: 5,000 km (3,100 mi).
A4 The V-2, known as the A4 to its developers, was the basis for most of the rocketry that exists in the world today. It was ineffective as a weapon of war, but represented a quantum leap in technology. The A1, A2, A3, and A5 were steps in the development of the missile. Later versions - the A6 through A12 - were planned to take the Third Reich to the planets. More...
Redstone Redstone was the first large liquid rocket developed in the US using German V-2 technology. Originally designated Hermes C. Redstones later launched the first US satellite and the first American astronaut into space. More...
missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Von Braun American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Von Braun, USA. More...
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