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Strypi VIIAR


American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor 2 + 1 x Alcor + 1 x Alcyone

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1974-10-01. Last Fail Date: 1974-10-01.

Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
First Launch: 1972.10.15.
Last Launch: 1974.10.01.
Number: 2 .

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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
  • Alcor Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 520/50 kg. Thrust 35.59 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 230 seconds. Masses, specific impulse estimated. More...
  • Alcyone Solid rocket stage. 34.00 kN (7,644 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...
  • Castor 2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 4,424/695 kg. Thrust 258.92 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 262 seconds. More...

Strypi VIIAR Chronology


1972 October 15 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VIIAR. LV Configuration: Strypi VIIAR NASA 12.18NE.
  • RCTV / Art. Aurora Test / electron gun mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1974 October 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi VIIAR. LV Configuration: Strypi VIIAR TM-354. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MTV-II-1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

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