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Little Joe II QTV was the first, Qualification Flight Test of the Apollo Little Joe II rocket.

LJ-II QTV Apollo Launch Escape System Test
Mission Insignia
Mission Statistics
Mission Name: LJ-II QTV
Call Sign: LJ-II QTV
Launch: August 28, 1963
White Sands Missile Range
Launch Complex 36, Area # 3.
Landing: August 28, 1963
Duration: ~5 min
Number of
Orbits:
Suborbital
Apogee: 4.55 mi - 7.32 km
Distance
Traveled:
8.7 mi - 14 km
LJ-II QTV

Objectives

The Little Joe II qualification test vehicle was launched on its first flight from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Area # 3. The mission objectives were to prove the Little Joe II rockets capability as an Apollo CSM test vehicle and to determine base pressures and heating on the rocket.

Flight

Little Joe II QTV (Qualification Test Vehicle) was the first flight of the Little Joe II rocket. It was launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on August 28, 1963 from Launch Complex 36, Area number 3. The spacecraft consisted of a dummy launch escape system and a dummy command and service module. Most objectives were achieved. The lone failure was a malfunction in the destruct system.

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Saturn-Apollo 4
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Pad Abort Test 1

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