RE: Space Age's 48th birthday

From: Jos Heyman (josheyman@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 23:08:34 EDT

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "Oct 5 satvideo"

    Dino wrote:
    >Vanguard TV3 [test >vehicle 3]: what were TV1 and 2, pray tell?
    
    This from my records:
    
    Name:		Vanguard TV-0
    Launch date:	8 December 1956
    Launch site:	Cape Canaveral
    Launch vehicle:	Vanguard
    
    Sub orbital test flight of the Vanguard launch vehicle without a payload and 
    using only the Viking stage.
    
    
    Name:		Vanguard TV 1
    Launch date:	1 May 1957
    Launch site:	Cape Canaveral
    Launch vehicle:	Vanguard
    
    Sub orbital test flight of the Vanguard launch vehicle with an instrumented 
    nose cone to test third stage for separation, spin-up and ignition. It 
    reached an altitude of 194 km.
    
    
    Name:		Vanguard TV 2
    Launch date:	23 October 1957
    Launch site:	Cape Canaveral
    Launch vehicle:	Vanguard
    
    Sub orbital test flight of the Vanguard launch vehicle without a satellite 
    payload and to test control systems and vehicle structure. It reached an 
    altitude of 175 km.
    
    Hope this helps
    
    Jos Heyman
    
    
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