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Strypi


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American target missile. 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.

Failures: 4. Success Rate: 81.82%. First Fail Date: 1974-02-07. Last Fail Date: 1995-06-26. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1998.
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
First Launch: 1974.03.23.
Last Launch: 1998.04.17.
Number: 7 .

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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...

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

Associated Launch Sites
  • Poker Flat Sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1969 to present. Poker Flat Rocket Range (PFRR) contains five major launch pads. Pads 1 and 2 each have a 7.5K launcher, pads 3 and 4 each contain 20K MRL launchers, and pad 5 contains a 4K twin boom launcher. Pad 3 is equipped with a moveable launcher enclosure which can be used to protect a rocket on pad 3 and workers from the severe winter weather. 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
  • Castor 1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,852/535 kg. Thrust 286.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 247 seconds. More...

Strypi Chronology


1974 March 23 - . 08:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Acanta-Contiga Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1979 February 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1979 November 13 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi NASA 12.37UE.
  • ECHO V Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi).

1980 September 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE II-1.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1980 September 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE II-2.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1985 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi. LV Configuration: Strypi SWERVE III.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1998 April 17 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi.
  • Red Crow Flight Experiment Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia; BMDO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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