LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Fri Jul 25 1958
United States Navy

NOTS 1

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(12:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(12:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Project Pilot

Description:

The NOTS-EV-1 Pilot, also known as NOTSNIK was an expendable launch system and anti-satellite weapon developed by the United States Navy's United States Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS).

Project Pilot rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • The project pilot payloads were small cylindrical satellites. These missions intended to be the first to launch a satellite from an aircraft. They had only a single instrument, a very primitive infrared line scanning device to make IR images of the ground.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Air launch to Suborbital flight

Pad

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake