Accession Number : ADA338873

Title :   Red Tigress Mission Report

Corporate Author : APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Dillow, Michael

PDF Url : ADA338873

Report Date : 06 DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : Red Tigress was a pair of SDIO sponsored launches which carried a variety of deployables to be observed by the Malabar ground site. The launch vehicle was a solid fuel Aries Rocket integrated by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The vehicle suffered a severe guidance error and was destroyed approximately 20 seconds after liftoff. Red Tigress 2 was subsequently delayed to prevent this error from reoccurring. A further delay arose due to payload problems. On October 14, 1991, Red Tigress 2 successfully launched and completed its mission. The remainder of this report discusses the results of the Tracking Field Experiments participation in Red Tigress.

Descriptors :   *SPACE MISSIONS, *LAUNCH VEHICLES, *LASER TRACKING, PAYLOAD, BOOST PHASE, RADAR TRACKING, SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE