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Conestoga-1379

Conestoga-1379
(Artist impression)
[EER/GDK]

The Conestoga-1379 a version of the modular Conestoga-1000 Series launch vehicle designed by EER.

While the Castor-4B formed the basic vehicle in multi-unit parallel mountings, different three axis stabilized upper-stages were planned, all based on Thiokol Star motors. A small hydrazine powered HMACS (Hydrazine Maneuvering and Attitude Control System) stage could also be added for increased performance and accuracy. More configurations, featuring stretched Castor motors were planned. After the first vehicle failed and the MSTI 5 satellite planned for the second mission was cancelled, the company ran out of money and the program was shelved.

 

Encoding system:

1. Digit = Type of core and cluster motors
     1 = Castor-4A/-4B
     2 = ?
     3 = Castor-4AXL/-4BXL
     4 = ?
     5 = GEM-40/-40VN

2. Digit = Number of strap-ons around core 
3. Digit = Type of upper stage
     0 = None
     1 = Star-37FM
     2 = Star-48V
     3 = Orion-50
     4 = ?
     5 = Star-48A
     6 = Star-63D
     7 = Star-63V
     8 = ?
     9 = HMACS
4. Digit = Type of 2nd upper stage
     0 = None
     1 = Star-37FM
     2 = Star-48V
     3 = Orion-50
     4 = ?
     5 = Star-48A
     6 = Star-63D
     7 = Star-63V
     8 = ?
     9 = HMACS
Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Conestoga-1379 3 × Castor-4B Castor-4B Star-63V HMACS
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Conestoga-1379 770 -
No:   TNo Type                  Date        LS            Payload

none


Launch sites:

WI  = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA

F	Failure