Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
Black Brant 8B
Part of Black Brant Family
Canadian sounding rocket.

Status: Active. First Launch: 1975-12-04. Last Launch: 2003-06-30. Number: 23 . Gross mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Height: 11.90 m (39.00 ft). Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft). Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Black Brant VB.



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: White Sands, Fort Churchill, Kiruna, Natal, Cape Parry. Stages: 26KS20000, M5E1. Agency: Bristol.

1975 December 4 - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1977 March 5 - . 04:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Auroral Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 327 km (203 mi).

1977 December 6 - . 00:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Parry. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Dayside Cusp Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1977 December 12 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Parry. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Dayside Cusp Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1978 April 9 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • E / / B Aurora active mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 247 km (153 mi).

1978 November 25 - . 04:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • CMB spectrum 2 Submillimeter radio astronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 366 km (227 mi).

1979 December 3 - . 05:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Auroral substorm Aurora / ionosphere mission Aurora / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 344 km (213 mi).

1980 April 6 - . 03:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Waterhole 1 Aurora / aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1981 November 17 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 253 km (157 mi).

1981 November 17 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 253 km (157 mi).

1982 September 8 - . 21:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • BIME Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 321 km (199 mi).

1982 September 13 - . 21:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • BIME Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 333 km (206 mi).

1983 May 12 - . 05:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • SABRE Aurora / ionosphere / release mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1983 October 7 - . 08:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 258 km (160 mi).

1983 October 7 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 311 km (193 mi).

1984 June 24 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 248 km (154 mi).

1984 September 19 - . 03:46 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 308 km (191 mi).

1986 April 22 - . 07:11 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 304 km (188 mi).

1987 September 29 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1988 May 2 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • TEXUS 17 Microgravity mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: MBB. Apogee: 285 km (177 mi).

1988 May 6 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • TEXUS 18 Microgravity mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: MBB. Apogee: 265 km (164 mi).

1989 November 20 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

2003 June 30 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B.
  • Intermediate Layers Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).


Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
© 1997-2017 Mark Wade - Contact
© / Conditions for Use