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astronautix.com Caleb


Family: Miscellany. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Heavily classifed project related to air-launched ASAT development. Launch tests in 1958. NOTS project staff believed they successully orbited a satellite but unconfirmed.


Specifications

Launches: 5. Failures: 3. Success Rate: 40.00% pct. First Launch Date: 28 July 1960. Last Launch Date: 26 July 1962. LEO Payload: 7 kg. to: 500 km Orbit. Liftoff Thrust: 5,440 kgf. Total Mass: 1,350 kg. Core Diameter: 0.6 m. Total Length: 0.0 m.


Caleb Chronology


1960 Jul 28 - LV Configuration: Caleb (1 Stage). Launch Site: Inyokern .
1960 Oct 24 - Launch Site: Inyokern . FAILURE: Second stage failed.
1961 Oct 5 - LV Configuration: uprated Caleb. Launch Site: Inyokern . FAILURE: Failure - unknown cause.
1962 Mar 26 - LV Configuration: uprated Caleb. Launch Site: Inyokern . FAILURE: Structural failure.
1962 Jul 26 - LV Configuration: uprated Caleb. Launch Site: Inyokern .

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