UPPER AIR ROCKET SUMMARY                                                                       V-2
                                                                                                                             NO. 3
IDENTIFICATION                                                                                   10 May 1946

    Agency: None
    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

    Telemeter: None
    Airborne Recorder: Single Channel wire recorder.

BALLISTIC INSTRUMENTS

    Firing Range
        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.

    Airborne
        Beacon: APN-55 S-Band transponder
        Radio Cutoff: AN/ARW-17. FM control receiver for command fuel cutoff.

ROCKET PERFORMANCE

    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.

BALLISTIC DATA

    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

DATA RECOVERY

    No data recovered.

EXPERIMENTAL DATA

    No experimental data, rocket demolished at impact.

COMMENTS

    Rocket performance: Normal propulsion and control operation, propulsion terminated by
        rocket integrator.

REPORTS AND PAPERS

    WSPG Firing Report of No. 3 A-4 Rocket Fired 10 May 1946
    "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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