The Athena Missile

This multi-stage research missile was used to simulate the trajectories of
intercontinental missiles in firings from Green River, Utah to White Sands. During
a nine year period, 141 Athenas were launched to test re-entry vehicles and study
their behavior.

U.S. Air Force

Length: 50 feet
Diameter: 31 inches
Weight: 16,000 pounds
Propellant: Solid
Range:  450 miles
First Firing: 1964

Updated: 7-31-2017

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