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Class: Technology. Type: RV. Nation: USA.

Suborbital.


Specification


Reentry Chronology


01 March 1962 Reentry 1 Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-1.

Suborbital.


31 August 1962 Reentry 2 Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-3. FAILURE: Failure.

Suborbital.


20 July 1963 Reentry 3 Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-3. FAILURE: Failure.

NASA launched a Scout rocket with a nose cone of experimental heatshield material from Wallops Island, Va. The rocket was intentionally destroyed when it deviated from its course a few seconds after liftoff. The nose cone had been expected to reenter the atmosphere at 27,934 kilometers (18,600 miles) per hour to test the material's thermal performance under heating loads near those of a lunar reentry.


18 August 1964 Reentry 4A Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4.

Suborbital. Scout launch tested Apollo-type ablator materials at lunar reentry heating levels.


09 February 1966 Reentry 4B Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4.

Suborbital.


27 April 1968 Reentry 5 Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4.

Suborbital.



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