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Black Brant IIIB
Part of Black Brant Family
Canadian single stage sounding rocket.

AKA: Black Brant 3B. Status: Retired 1985. First Launch: 1969-02-28. Last Launch: 1985-05-06. Number: 14 . Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb). Height: 5.50 m (18.00 ft). Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft). Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Fort Churchill, Resolute Bay, Gillam. Stages: 12KS10000. Agency: Bristol.

1969 February 28 - . 18:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi).

1969 May 1 - . 20:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 215 km (133 mi).

1969 October 25 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Soft X-ray survey X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1969 October 26 - . 06:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Soft X-ray survey X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1969 November 3 - . 10:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 November 5 - . 11:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 September 4 - . 13:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 September 5 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Resolute Bay. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1972 January 15 - . 05:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Gillam. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1972 December 1 - . 01:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Microwave background Submillimeter radio astronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1973 February 2 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Gillam. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1973 February 22 - . 03:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Auroral plasma Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

1973 February 24 - . 07:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • Auroral plasma Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1985 May 6 - . 22:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IIIB.
  • SMERF 2 (Ozone) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).


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