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Little Joe II Qualification Test Vehicle

Index Little Joe II Qualification Test Vehicle

QTV (Qualification Test Vehicle) of the Apollo Little Joe II rocket was the first test flight in 1963. [1]

13 relations: Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo program, Boilerplate (spaceflight), Launch escape system, Little Joe II, NASA, New Mexico, Pad Abort Test 1, Rocket, Saturn I SA-4, Spacecraft, White Sands Launch Complex 36, White Sands Missile Range.

Apollo Command/Service Module

The Command/Service Module (CSM) was one of the two United States '''Apollo''' spacecraft, used for the Apollo program which landed astronauts on the Moon between 1969 and 1972.

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Apollo program

The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.

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Boilerplate (spaceflight)

A boilerplate spacecraft, also known as a mass simulator, is a nonfunctional craft or payload that is used to test various configurations and basic size, load, and handling characteristics of rocket launch vehicles.

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Launch escape system

A launch escape system (LES) or launch abort system (LAS) is a crew safety system connected to a space capsule, used to quickly separate the capsule from its launch vehicle rocket in case of a launch abort emergency, such as an impending explosion.

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Little Joe II

Little Joe II was an American rocket used from 1963–66 for five unmanned tests of the Apollo spacecraft Launch Escape System (LES), and to verify the performance of the Command Module parachute recovery system in abort mode.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 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.

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New Mexico

New Mexico (Nuevo México, Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America.

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Pad Abort Test 1

Pad Abort Test 1 was the first abort test of the Apollo spacecraft on November 7, 1963.

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Rocket

A rocket (from Italian rocchetto "bobbin") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

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Saturn I SA-4

SA-4 was the fourth launch of a Saturn I launch vehicle and the last of the initial test phase of the first stage.

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Spacecraft

A spacecraft is a vehicle or machine designed to fly in outer space.

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White Sands Launch Complex 36

White Sands Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a site at White Sands Missile Range used for launches of the Black Brant IX and Black Brant 9CM1.

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White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a United States Army military testing area of almost in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Joe_II_Qualification_Test_Vehicle

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