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WAC A
Part of WAC Family
American sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1946. First Launch: 1945-10-11. Last Launch: 1946-05-10. Number: 7 . Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb). Height: 7.30 m (23.90 ft). Diameter: 0.30 m (0.98 ft). Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands LC33, White Sands. Stages: WAC-1, Tiny Tim. Agency: JPL, Douglas.



1945 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). First 'all-up' Wac Corporal launch. Recovery system failed..

1945 October 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). The parachute failed, but the nose cone also came off. This set the rocket on a tumbling re-entry, providing sufficient braking that it hit the ground pretty well intact..

1945 October 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 27 km (16 mi).

1945 October 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi). The nose ejected just after the rocket cleared the tower..

1945 October 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Night launch, the nose failed to eject. Last development flight..

1945 October 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Emergency launch when the parachute igniter fired..

1946 May 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: WAC. Launch Vehicle: WAC A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).


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