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Private


American test vehicle. At request of Army Ordnance, Cal Tech's rocket laboratory developed the first US long-range missiles. Project ORDCIT resulted in development of the Private A and Corporal missiles. At Camp Irwin, Calif., 24 Private A rockets were launched by JPL, only 11 months after the start of Project ORDCIT. This rocket technology that led to later operational Corporal and Sergeant missiles.

Status: Retired 1947.
First Launch: 1944.12.01.
Last Launch: 1945.04.13.
Number: 41 .

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  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • 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.
  • Gunston, Bill,, Rockets and Missiles, Salamander, London, 1979.

Private Chronology


1944 December 1 - . Launch Vehicle: Private.
  • First Private launch. - . Nation: USA. Summary: At Camp Irwin, Calif., 24 Private "A" rockets were launched by JPL, only 11 months after the start of Project ORDCIT..

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 14.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 16.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 December 1 - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 1.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 23.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 22.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 21.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 20.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 11.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 17.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 15.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 5.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 2.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 3.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 18.
  • No booster - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 4.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 12.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 6.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 7.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 8.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 9.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 10.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 19.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 Dec - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 13.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1944 December 16 - . Launch Site: Leach Spring. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 24.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1945 April 1 - . Launch Vehicle: Private.
  • Private F rockets tested. - . Nation: USA. Summary: 17 JPL Private F rockets were fired at Hueco Range, Fort Bliss, Tex..

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 6.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 April 1 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 2.
  • Dummy sustainer - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 16.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 15.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 13.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 12.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 11.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 10.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 7.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 5.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 3.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 April 1 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 1.
  • Dummy sustainer - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 9.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private A 14.
  • Private A-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 8.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 Apr - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 4.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1945 April 13 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Vehicle: Private. LV Configuration: Private F 17.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

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