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Family: Atlas. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Project MX-774 inaugurated by AAF with Consolidated-Vultee to study rocket capabilities with an ICBM as a final objective. Limited funds permitted a few test launches. These rockets demonstrated technologies that woud later be applied to the Atlas.


Specifications


MX-774 Chronology


1946 Apr 19 -
1947 Jul 1 -
1948 Jul 13 -
1948 Jul 14 - FAILURE: Cutoff after half of the propellants were used.
1948 Sep 27 - FAILURE: Cutoff at 16 km altitude.
1948 Sep 27 -
1948 Dec 2 -
1948 Dec 2 - FAILURE: Vibration closed valve early.

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