APPLICATION OF THE HYDRA-TYPE SEA LAUNCH TO VERTICAL PROBES

Lt. Cmdr. John E. Draim

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Abstract: ROCKETS USED FOR high-altitude research, meteolorogical soundings, component resting, and range instrumentation checkout are being launched in increasing numbers on our natiional missile ranges. Generally speaking, the souonding-probe type rocket is fired from land, using a zero-length, rail, or towr type launcher. The azimuth and elevation angles of the launcher are adjusted with correc tions for wind such that the rocket will impact in a desired area. From safety considerations, these impact areas are unpopulated (usually desert or ocean) regions. A large majority of sounding rockets are launched at the established land sites at Wallops Island, eglin Air Force Base, Atlantic Missile Range, Pacific Missile Range, White Sands, and fort Churchill. As the usage of these probe rockets continues to grow, scientists and meteorologists will ask for data collection at more widespread locations.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 1
Pages: 57 - 65
Cite this article: Draim, Lt. Cmdr. John E., "APPLICATION OF THE HYDRA-TYPE SEA LAUNCH TO VERTICAL PROBES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 1962, pp. 57-65.
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