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Black Brant 9CM1
Part of Black Brant Family
Canadian sounding rocket.

Status: Active. First Launch: 1989-03-29. Last Launch: 2001-02-09. Number: 24 . Gross mass: 2,200 kg (4,800 lb). Height: 12.20 m (40.00 ft). Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier Mk 70 + 1 x Black Brant VC.



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, White Sands LC36, Wallops Island LA2, Biscarosse, Biscarosse CE. Stages: 26KS20000, TX-664-4. Agency: Bristol.

1989 March 29 - . 15:41 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-630. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • CONSORT 1 Microgravity mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 308 km (191 mi). CONSORT 1 - six microgravity experiments for UA).

1989 November 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-630. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1. FAILURE: Failure..
  • CONSORT 2 Microgravity mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). CONSORT 2 - microgravity experiments..

1990 May 16 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-630. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • CONSORT 3 Microgravity mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 304 km (188 mi). CONSORT 3 - 12 microgravity experiments.

1991 November 16 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-630. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • CONSORT 4 Microgravity mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 298 km (185 mi). CONSORT 4 - 9 microgravity experiments..

1992 September 10 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-630. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • CONSORT 5 Microgravity mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 235 km (146 mi). CONSORT 5 Microgravity experiments..

1992 December 9 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse CE. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • VERT (POIVRE) Test / imaging mission - . Nation: France. Agency: Toulouse. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1993 February 19 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-630. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • CONSORT 6 Microgravity mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 301 km (187 mi). CONSORT 6 Microgravity experiments..

1993 March 16 - . 02:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • SPEAR 3 Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 290 km (180 mi).

1993 July 27 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse CE. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • BLANC Imaging mission - . Nation: France. Agency: Toulouse. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1994 February 10 - . 05:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • Gemini Plasma / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA, NASA. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi).

1994 March 1 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse CE. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • NOIR Imaging mission - . Nation: France. Agency: Toulouse. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1994 December 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: LC36 L-455. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • CSAR-2 Microgravity mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA. Apogee: 254 km (157 mi). CSAR II (Canadian materials processing payload).

1995 September 12 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1996 April 3 - . 15:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • CONQUEST 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SSI. Apogee: 281 km (174 mi).

1996 July 14 - . 07:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • NUVIEWS 1 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1996 July 26 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • EUVS Venus Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1996 August 20 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1997 April 6 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • JHU FOT 13 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1997 April 8 - . 03:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • WISP 3 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 375 km (233 mi).

1999 April 12 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • WISP 4 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 375 km (233 mi).

1999 June 14 - . 07:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • JHU FOT 14 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1999 August 18 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • USC-3 (SOHO Cal) Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 314 km (195 mi).

2000 February 12 - . 03:27 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • JHU FOT 15 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2001 February 9 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9CM1.
  • JHU FOT 16 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).


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