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Trailblazer 1g

Trailblazer 1

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Trailblazer 1g

Type: Test Flight

An experiment where an actual ‘artificial meteorite’ was flown. This was a 5.8 g steel pellet, which was driven into the atmosphere at 6 km/sec by a ‘seventh stage’, a shaped charge that accelerated the pellet after burnout of the rocket’s six stage. This experiment provided a known reference by which the size of actual meteoroids could be measured according to the luminance of their trails.


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Unknown Pad

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

75 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Unknown Pad, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA


Trailblazer 1 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Family: Trailblazer
  • Length: 17.1 m
  • Diameter: 0.58 m
  • Launch Mass: 3 T

The Trailblazer 1 was manufactured by National Aeronautics and Space Administration with the first launch on 1959-03-03. Trailblazer 1 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. American test vehicle. The rocket’s first three stages would take the upper stage package to a 260 km apogee. The upper stage package was mounted upside-down in relation to the other stages. When it had reached the peak, the three upper stages fired in sequence, ramming the payload, a 13 cm sphere, into the atmosphere at orbital re-entry speeds.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: NASA
  • Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
  • Founded: 1958
  • Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
  • Spacecraft: Orion
  • Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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