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List of Black Brant launches

This is a list of launches made by the Black Brant sounding rocket.


Date/Time (GMT) Variant Launch site Serial Mission Outcome Apogee Remarks
September 1959 BB-I Fort Churchill PTV-1 Test flight Successful 100 kilometres (62 mi) Maiden flight of Black Brant I
12 October 1960 BB-II Fort Churchill CC-2A-13 Auroral research Successful 100 kilometres (62 mi) Maiden flight of Black Brant II
12 October 1960 BB-II Fort Churchill CC-2A-14 Auroral research Successful 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 October 1960
12:21
BB-I Fort Churchill DRTE-05 - Ionosphere research Successful 90 kilometres (56 mi)
15 June 1962 BB-III Wallops Island AA-3-2 Test flight Failure 92 kilometres (57 mi) Maiden flight of Black Brant III
15 June 1962 BB-III Wallops Island AA-3-1 Test flight Failure 98 kilometres (61 mi)
19 June 1962 BB-III Wallops Island AA-3-3 Test flight Failure 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 June 1962 BB-III Wallops Island AA-3-4 Test flight Failure 13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
13 December 1962 BB-III Wallops Island AA-3-6 Test flight Successful 90 kilometres (56 mi)
13 December 1962 BB-III Wallops Island AA-3-5 Test flight Successful 98 kilometres (61 mi)
6 April 1963
07:25
BB-I Fort Churchill AD-1-23 Auroral research Successful 140 kilometres (87 mi)
11 January 2008
05:32
BB-IX-2 White Sands 36.223 LIDOS - Ultraviolet astronomy Successful
18 January 2008
07:50
BB-XII Andøya 40.021 SCIFER-2 - Auroral studies Successful

See also

External links

  • Encyclopedia Astronautica - Black Brant
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