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Black Brant IXB
Part of Black Brant Family
Canadian sounding rocket.

AKA: Black Brant 9B. Status: Retired 1998. First Launch: 1985-02-15. Last Launch: 1998-04-28. Number: 4 . 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 + 1 x Black Brant VB.



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: White Sands, Fort Churchill, White Sands LC36, Kiruna. Stages: 26KS20000, X-256. Agency: Bristol.

1985 February 15 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IXB.
  • WATERHOLE 4 Aurora / aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 302 km (187 mi).

1985 December 14 - . 07:16 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IXB.
  • CHARGE 2 (TPE-4) Plasma / tether mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 261 km (162 mi).

1987 March 19 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IXB.
  • Microgravity mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: SSC. Apogee: 295 km (183 mi).

1998 April 28 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IXB.
  • ACTIVE Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA. Apogee: 315 km (195 mi).


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