What does WAC Corporal stand for?

What does WAC Corporal stand for?

What does WAC Corporal stand for?

Without Attitude Control
The WAC Corporal was the United States’ first sounding rocket. Some sources indicate that the initials WAC stand for “Without Attitude Control,” because the rocket had no stabilization and guidance system.

How high did the WAC Corporal go?

244 miles
The WAC Corporal went on to reach a maximum speed of 5,150 mph (8,288 kmph) and an unprecedented height off 244 miles (392 km) – the greatest velocity and the highest altitude ever reached by a human-made object till then.

What did the WAC Corporal do?

The WAC Corporal was the first sounding rocket developed in the United States. The Signal Corps had created the requirement for a sounding rocket to carry 25 pounds (11 kg) of instruments to 100,000 feet (30 km) or higher.

When did WAC Corporal launch?

Oct. 11, 1945
Technical Specifications

First flight Oct. 11, 1945
Weight 690 pounds; booster: 760 pounds
Speed 3,000 feet per second
Range 50 miles
Propulsion Sustainer: Aerojet liquid-fueled rocket, 1,500 pounds for 47 seconds; booster: Tiny Tim solid-fueled rocket, 50,000 pounds for 0.6 seconds

Who made the WAC Corporal?

Douglas Aircraft Company
WAC Corporal/Manufacturers

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What country put the first person on the Moon?

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