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  • Female firsts throughout history

    Female First 1863 - Dr. Mary Edwards Walker - Medal of Honor recipient 1898 - Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee - Army surgeon 1917 - Loretta Walsh - first yeoman in USN 1918 - Opha M. Johnson - first to join Marine 1931 - Maxine Dunlap - to earn glider pilot license 1932 - Amelia Earhart - Distinguished Flying Cross recipient 1942 - Ann Leah Fox - Purple
  • 846TS Test Programs - Guidance Systems Capability

    Guidance Systems Capability Track testing of guidance systems is conducted in close cooperation with the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility at Holloman AFB. It fills a distinct data gap between laboratory investigations and full-scale qualification flight tests. Track testing closely simulates the typical acceleration profiles of an actual
  • 846TS Test Programs - Electronic Countermeasures Capability

    Electronic Countermeasures Capability The High Speed Test Track as an Open-Air Range can provide customers with the capability of evaluating missile warning receivers and infrared countermeasures installed on aircraft for both DT&E and OT&E. This testing includes flares, chaff, and decoy systems as well as rocket motor plume measurements. Aircraft
  • 846 TS Programs - Envirnomental Erosion Capability

    Environmental Erosion Capability Rain, ice/hail, dust and other particle erosion testing have been conducted at the Test Track. A facility adjacent to the track can provide a simulated rain field environment ranging from 1 to 25 inches per hour natural rainfall. Rain erosion testing is conducted to study the erosive effects of extended supersonic
  • 846TS Test Programs - Dispenser Systems Testing

    Dispenser Systems Testing This category of testing encompasses the dispensing or launching of rocket-powered weapons, the dissemination of bomblets, flechettes, submunitions, and the dissemination of powder-like substance from payload carriers mounted on test sleds in a dynamic environment.
  • 846TS Test Programs - Blast and Impact Lethality Testing

    Blast and Impact Lethality Testing Missile warheads, bombs, hit sensors, penetrators, and hit-to-kill interceptors have been subjected to impact testing against stationary inert and live munition targets at speeds ranging from 3000 to 9500 ft/sec. Targets for both inert and live munitions can be installed in an area where the track has a
  • 846TS Test Programs - Blast Effects Testing

    Blast Effects Testing Blast effects on moving sleds are conducted with high-explosive detonations. The objective of blast testing at the track is to simulate an explosive blast shock-wave intercept on full-scale reentry vehicles, components of aircraft, missiles, and aerospace systems during supersonic and hypersonic flight. Charges equivalent to
  • 846TS Test Programs - Crew Escape Systems Testing

    Crew Escape Systems Testing Tests of ejection seats, extraction seats, and crew escape modules for a variety of aircraft have been conducted in excess of 700 Knots Equivalent Air Speed (KEAS). These tests have included development, qualification, and compatibility tests. A Multi-Axis Seat Ejection (MASE) sled permits a new approach to ejection seat
  • 846TS Test Programs - Missile Launch

    Missile Launch Experimental missiles have been launched from the Air Launch Sled while on the track under dynamic conditions. For experimental missiles, tests have included propulsion, guidance, and homing systems. Other similar tests have also included cross-wind firings.
  • 846 TS Hypersonic Upgrade Program

    The Air Force's 846th Test Squadron conducted a world record rocket sled test on the Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) at 0033 on 30 April 03. The sled obtained a velocity of 9,465 feet per second or 6,453 miles per hour, delivering a 192-lb. payload into a target. The test culminated the Hypersonic Upgrade Program (HUP) which began in 1998.
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