Agency: Applied Physics Laboratory
Time: 1218 MST
Altitude: 65.0 miles
UPPER AIR INSTRUMENTS
Cosmic radiation: Two geiger counter telescopes
Solar radiation: Ultra-violet spectrograph
Winds: High altitude wind studies with smoke puffs
Photography: 35 mm. Devry motion picture camera.
DATA RECOVERY INSTRUMENTS
Telemeter: PTXA-501, NRL 21 channel PPM/AM system
Airborne recorder: Three brass tape recorders in nose, and three steel drum recorders in
Physical recovery: Nose separation with TNT and prima cord; "Daughter" ejection device in
Theodolites: Two Mitchell and three Askania stations
Cameras: Three Bowen-Knapp stations
Telescopes: One station
Radar: Two modified SCR-584, S-Band stations
Doppler: Four stations.
Impact location: None
Beacon: AN/APN-55, (XE-2), S-Band transponder
Doppler: DOVAP transceiver
Radio Cutoff: AN/ARW-17 FM control receiver for command fuel cutoff and recovery
Other: Rocket propulsion and steering performance instruments. (G. E. Co.).
Firing angle: 000 degrees
Program angle: 4.7 degrees
Time to burnout: 59.8 sec.
Altitude at burnout: 17.0 miles
Velocity at burnout: 3990 ft. per sec.
Time to zenith: 180 sec.
Altitude at zenith: 65.0 miles
Time to blowoff: 330 sec.
Altitude at blowoff: 5.7 miles
Impact Coordinates: 16.8 miles north and 2.4 miles west
Unfueled rocket weight: 9,070 lbs.
Unfueled rocket C.G.: 231.5 inches
Gross weight at takeoff: 28,277 lbs.
Telescopes: No data
Radar: Trajectory data 0 to 330 sec.
Doppler: Fair data 0 to 100 sec.
Aspect: No data from gyros, angular motion data from camera.
Telemeter: Fair to good record 0 to 180 sec., then
fading and intermittent.
Physical recovery: Steel drum recorder, camera, and spectrograph recovered; rocket
remains scattered over wide area
Airborne recorder: No data obtained.
Cosmic radiation: No comments furnished
Solar radiation: No data, light leak in film cassette
Winds: No reliable conclusions, due to lack of photographic detail
Rocket performance: Propulsion below normal..
REPORTS AND PAPERS
"High Altitude Researhc Using the V-2 Rocket, March
1946 - August 1947," by L.W. Fraser
and E. H. Siegler, Bumblebee Series Report No. 81, Applied Physics Laboratory, The
Johns Hopkins University, July 1948.
"Preliminary Report on High Altitude Photography," by C. T. Holliday, Photog. Engr. 1:16,
Report No.695, by H.P. hitchcock, Ballistics Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving
Ground, April 1949
Report No.639 by H.P. hitchcock and V.M. Reklis, Ballistics Research Laboratories
Aberdeen Proving Ground, October 1947
"V-2 Report No. 7," Minutes of Meeting of the V-2 Upper Atmosphere Research Panel on
"Final Report, Project Hermes V-2 Missile Program," by L. D. White, Report
No. R52A0510, General Electric Company, September 1952.
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