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Strypi IIR


American target missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor

Gross mass: 5,500 kg (12,100 lb).
Height: 11.30 m (37.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Thrust: 586.00 kN (131,738 lbf).
Apogee: 208 km (129 mi).
First Launch: 1974.11.03.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Strypi Family of re-entry vehicle test boosters and anti-missile targets using a Castor first stage with two recruit strap-ons, plus a range of upper stages. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sandia American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Sandia Laboratories, Albequerque, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • 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
  • Castor 1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,852/535 kg. Thrust 286.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 247 seconds. More...

Strypi IIR Chronology


1974 November 3 - . 10:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC1. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IIR. LV Configuration: Strypi IIR Sandia 428-034.
  • LRL ACS 11 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 255 km (158 mi).

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