posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 02:55 AM
Ugh wiki, the source of well, whatever.
Check out this page:
TTR odds and ends
There is a photo of a drop test on the page. Further down, you can see the orbit data from some very old test document I found. The TTR even did the
drop test for the F111 "saucer separation".
The range has camera stations. The orbit is a route that is set up so that the range can photograph the aircraft. They also have long rang optics
similar to Edwards and Vandenberg, i.e. any place that does missile testing.
I have no idea the quality of the tracking gear they current use since I haven't found any documents later than the mid-90s, when they were still
The White Sands website has a photo of the old cinethodiltes,
I have more TTR data here. The top links open new pages. The next batch of links are anchors. Quite a few mission statements for the TTR are on the
page, but they are USAF uses for the range, not Sandias.
While I think 99.9999% of youtube is horse droppings, but there are a few declassified videos from the TTR on the website. You can watch the originals
at the Atomic Museum in Las Vegas. It is in the "reading room" and free.
Here is one of the films:
Tonopah Test Range outdoor laboratory
It is a mixture of different tests, which makes the video kind of confusing.