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From A-4 to Explorer 1Historical review of the development of rocket and missile technology in the United States over the period from 1945 to 1958. Attention is given to the organization of activities, the launch facilities, and the scope of test rocket firings at the White Sands Proving Ground area during the initial phase of research with captured German V2 rockets. The development of the Redstone missiles is outlined by discussing aspects of military involvement, cooperation with industrial suppliers, details of ground support equipment, and results of initial test firings. Subsequent development of the Jupiter missiles is examined in a similar manner, and attention is given to activities involved in the launching of the Explorer 1 satellite.
Document ID
19740030081
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Debus, K. H. (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cape Kennedy, Fla., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1973
Subject Category
GENERAL
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Congress(Baku)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other