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Suborbital advanced reentry test vehicle.
24 April 1958
ARTV 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. FAILURE: Thor turbopump gearbox failed T+150 sec.
Suborbital. Mouse 'Mia' not recovered.
10 July 1958
ARTV 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able.
Suborbital. Mouse 'Mia II' reached 1600 km altitude, flew 9600 km range, but re-entry vehicle not recovered.
23 July 1958
ARTV 3 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able.
Suborbital. Mouse 'Wickie' not recovered; nose cone lost.
- 126 - Bramscher, Robert G, Spaceflight, "A Survey of Launch Vehicle Failures", 1980, Volume 22, page 351.
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