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Black Brant I
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Black Brant 1
Canadian sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle using the Black Brant VA.

AKA: Black Brant 1. Status: Retired 1963. First Launch: 1959-09-05. Last Launch: 1963-04-06. Number: 16 . Payload: 68 kg (149 lb). Thrust: 111.00 kN (24,953 lbf). Gross mass: 730 kg (1,600 lb). Height: 7.41 m (24.31 ft). Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft). Apogee: 225 km (139 mi).

Payload: 68 kg (149 lb) to a 225 km altitude.



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Fort Churchill. Stages: 15KS25000. Agency: Bristol.

1959 September 5 - . 15:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • PTV-1 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1959 September 5 - . 22:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1959 September 8 - . 15:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1959 September 10 - . 21:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1960 May 18 - . 21:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1960 May 24 - . 17:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 171 km (106 mi).

1960 May 28 - . 18:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1960 September 23 - . 06:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • NO2 seeding Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1960 September 30 - . 06:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • NO2 seeding Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1960 October 8 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • DRTE-04 Type II aurora Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1960 October 20 - . 19:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • DRTE-03 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: DRTE. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1960 October 28 - . 12:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • DRTE-05 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: DRTE. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1963 March 21 - . 03:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • NO2 seeding Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1963 March 25 - . 03:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • NO2 seeding Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CARDE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1963 April 6 - . 04:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Ionosphere / fields Aurora / aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 144 km (89 mi).

1963 April 6 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant I.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).


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