Encyclopedia Astronautica
SR19


American air-launched target missile. Single stage vehicle consisting of 1 surplus Minuteman 2 SR19AJ1 motor air-dropped from a C-130 transport. Similar to the SVC AltAir concept.

Failures: 1. Success Rate: 66.67%. First Fail Date: 1997-01-30. Last Fail Date: 1997-01-30. Launch data is: continuing.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 8,000 kg (17,600 lb).
Height: 6.00 m (19.60 ft).
Diameter: 1.32 m (4.33 ft).
Thrust: 267.00 kN (60,023 lbf).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1997.01.30.
Last Launch: 2011.10.05.
Number: 5 .

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

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

Associated Launch Sites
  • Point Mugu US Naval Air Station and major missile testing centre, known to have been used for 2551 launches from 1955 to 2005. The actual total of missile tests is many times greater. More...
  • Barking Sands Military missile test and sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1962 to present. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements provides the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the INF Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted. The site was recently involved in anti-ballistic missile tests. Known to have been used for 2320 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Minuteman 2-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 7,032/795 kg. Thrust 267.70 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 287.5 seconds. Second stage of Minuteman 2. Used as second stage of Minotaur launch vehicle and various SDI targets in 1980's. More...

SR19 Chronology


1997 January 30 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: C-130. Launch Vehicle: SR19. FAILURE: Failure.
  • AltAir (Have Gold) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF NAIC. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

1999 March 31 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LP1. Launch Platform: C-130. Launch Vehicle: SR19.
  • SRALT/MBRV-3 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; USAF. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

2007 March 6 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LP1. Launch Pad: LP1?. Launch Platform: C-17. Launch Vehicle: SR19.
  • SRALT - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Target - air launch from C-17.

2011 July 9 - . 14:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. Launch Platform: C-17. Launch Vehicle: SR19.
  • SRALT - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). Summary: Target mission. Launched at 0204..

2011 October 5 - . 05:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Vehicle: SR19.
  • FTT-12 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Target mission. Probably a Scud surrogate of some kind launched from the Mobile Launch Platform ship (former USS Tripoli) off Kauai..

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use