Agency: General Electric Company
Time: 1410 MST
Altitude: 69.7 miles
UPPER AIR INSTRUMENTS
Cosmic Radiation: Single geiger counter (APL).
DATA RECOVERY INSTRUMENTS
Telemeter: NRL 11 channel PPM/AM system.
Theodolites: Two Mitchell and three Askania stations
Cameras: Two Bowen-Knapp stations
Radars: Two SCR-584, and two AN/MPQ-2 stations.
Doppler: Four stations.
Beacon: APN-55 S-Band transponder
Doppler: DOVAP transceiver
Radio Cutoff: AN/ARW-17. FM control receiver for command fuel cutoff.
Other: X-Band crossjet attenuation transmitter and receiver (NRL)
Routine rocket performance instruments.
Firing angle: 0.0 degrees
Program angle: 9.9 degrees
Time to burnout: 60.2/63.1 sec.
Altitude at burnout: 19.2 miles
Velocity at burnout: 4100 ft. per sec.
Time to zenith: No data
Altitude to zenith: 69.7 miles
Time to blowoff: No blowoff installation
Altitude to blowoff:
Flight duration: 348 sec.
Impact Coordinates: 37.6 miles north, 13.5 miles west
Payload weight: 2200 lbs.
Unfueled rocket weight: 8696 lbs.
Unfueled rocket C.G.: Approx. 241 inches
Gross weight at takeoff: 27,800 lbs.
Theodolites: Askania, trajectory 0 to 348 sec; Mitchell,
trajectory 0 to 348 sec.
Cameras: Bowen-Knapp, trajectory 0 to 348 sec.
Radar: Beacon operation until final part of trajectory
Doppler: Data taken successfully
Impact location: By air and ground search
Other: No report of data.
Telemeter: Total recording time 280 sec., operation
sporadic at times
Physical recovery: Rocket struck intact. Recoverable specimens from crater and radius
of 100 yards.
Rocket performance: Normal flight, rocket drift 13
miles to west possibly due to high
altitude winds. Roll rate 6 rpm. Propulsion terminated in two stages by rocket integrator.
Ballistic instruments: Automatic radar tracking inferior to optical directing.
REPORTS AND PAPERS
Project Hermes Report No. 17, May 1946
WSPG Firing Report of No. 4 A-4 Fired 29 May 1946
"V-2 Report No. 4" Minutes of V-2 Upper Atmosphere Research Panel on 3 June 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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