Time: 1415 MST
Altitude: 70.0 miles
UPPER AIR INSTRUMENTS
Cosmic Radiation: Single geiger counter and Cosmic
Ray Emulsions. (APL)
Other: Exposed and unexposed film for wreckage study.
DATA RECOVERY INSTRUMENTS
Airborne Recorder: Single Channel wire recorder.
Theodolites: Two Mitchell and three Askania stations
Cameras: Two Bowen-Knapp stations
Radars: Two SCR-584, one SCR-784, and one AN/MPQ-2 station.
Beacon: APN-55 S-Band transponder
Radio Cutoff: AN/ARW-17. FM control receiver for command fuel cutoff.
Firing angle: 0.0 degrees
Program angle: 10.5 degrees
Time to burnout: 59.0 sec.
Altitude at burnout: No data
Velocity at burnout: No data
Time to zenith: No data
Altitude to zenith: 70.0 miles
Time to blowoff: No blowoff installation
Altitude to blowoff:
Flight duration: 225 sec.
Impact Coordinates: Range, 31.0 miles; 2.5 miles west of north
Payload weight: 2200 lbs.
Unfueled rocket weight: 8190 lbs.
Unfueled rocket C.G.: 236 inches
Gross weight at takeoff: 27,850 lbs.
Theodolites: Mitchell - fair to good results; Askania
trajectory 0 to 74 sec.
Cameras: Trajectory, first 6,800 ft. of flight
Radar: Beacon functioned satisfactorily
Impact location: By air and ground search
No data recovered.
No experimental data, rocket demolished at impact.
Rocket performance: Normal propulsion and control
operation, propulsion terminated by
REPORTS AND PAPERS
WSPG Firing Report of No. 3 A-4 Rocket Fired 10 May
"V-2 Report No. 4" Minutes of V-2 Upper Atmosphere Research Panel on 3 June 1946.
Project Hermes Report of Month of May 1946
"Final Report, Project Hermes V-2 Missile Program," by L. D. White, Report No. R52A0510,
General Electric Co., September 1952.
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