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V-2 Based Canadian Arrow Rocket To Launch Manned Spaceflights In 2007

Published by Rob on Wed Oct 5, 2005 4:05 pm
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London ON (SPX) Oct 05, 2005
Launch Complex 33 is the site of the first launch of a V-2 rocket in the US. No longer a weapon of war, it was used as an instrument of science to help the US gain experience in handling and firing large rockets.
Today Launch Complex 33 is a tourist attraction as the WSMR museum continues to preserve this important piece of space history for later generations.

“During our visit last Nov. to the WSMR we noticed they had a smaller rocket on the original V-2 launch pad at Complex 33. We were also informed by museum staff they would like an actual V-2 rocket on the stand as part of their upgrade of the display. Today however V-2 rockets are scarce and none are available to them,” said PlanetSpace president and CEO Geoff Sheerin.

The WSMR museum was a great help to the Canadian Arrow engineering group in the early days of their project and Canadian Arrow has a debt of gratitude to the friendly and helpful people they met on the range.

The first launch of the Canadian Arrow rocket is scheduled for 2007. After subsequent flights of the rocket, decommission flight components will come available by 2008.

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