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Strypi IX


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

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1995-06-26. Last Fail Date: 1995-06-26.

Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
First Launch: 1995.06.26.
Last Launch: 1995.06.29.
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
  • Antares 2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,400/300 kg. Thrust 93.09 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 293 seconds. More...
  • Castor 1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,852/535 kg. Thrust 286.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 247 seconds. More...

Strypi IX Chronology


1995 June 26 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IX. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ETCE-11 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1995 June 29 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Strypi. Launch Vehicle: Strypi IX.
  • ETCE-12 Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA SMDC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

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