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Black Brant VI
Part of Black Brant Family
Canadian single stage sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

AKA: BB6. Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1969-10-01. Last Launch: 1979-04-28. Number: 70 . Thrust: 7.00 kN (1,574 lbf). Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Height: 2.80 m (9.10 ft). Diameter: 0.12 m (0.39 ft). Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Fort Churchill. Stages: 9KS1660. Agency: Bristol.

1969 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Test 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1972 July 12 - . 19:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-019 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1972 July 12 - . 20:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-020 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1972 July 12 - . 22:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MDSS FP-022 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

1972 July 12 - . 23:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-021 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1972 July 13 - . 00:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MDSS FP-023 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 7.00 km (4.30 mi).

1972 July 13 - . 00:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-025 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi).

1972 July 13 - . 18:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI. FAILURE: Failure.
  • MDSS FP-028 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi).

1972 July 13 - . 19:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-029 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1972 July 13 - . 21:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-027 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1972 July 13 - . 23:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-026 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1972 July 14 - . 14:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • MDSS FP-024 test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: Bristol. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1973 May 16 - . 11:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Dust collector Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1974 March 22 - . 16:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Dust collector Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1974 March 26 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Dust collector Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1974 April 23 - . 04:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1974 May 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Quanah User Program - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1974 May 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 May 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1974 May 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1974 May 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1974 May 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1974 May 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1974 May 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1974 June 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1974 June 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1974 June 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).

1974 June 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1974 August 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1974 August 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1974 August 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1974 August 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1974 August 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1974 September 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Ozone/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1974 October 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Ozone/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1974 November 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1974 November 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1974 November 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1974 November 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1974 November 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1974 November 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1974 December 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1975 February 5 - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Arctic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1975 February 5 - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Arctic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1975 February 6 - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Arctic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1975 February 6 - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Arctic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1975 February 7 - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Arctic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1975 February 7 - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Arctic test - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1975 March 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1975 March 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1975 March 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1975 March 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1975 March 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • 12cm Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1975 March 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1975 March 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1975 March 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1975 March 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • STS/Starute - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1975 May 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • 12cm Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1975 May 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • 12cm Sphere - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1975 October 31 - . 07:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Not in FC Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1976 May 11 - . 15:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Sep system test - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1977 February 27 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Non-acoustic waves Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1977 March 5 - . 04:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1977 March 8 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1978 February 8 - . 04:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Coherent pulse radar Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1978 February 27 - . 05:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1978 February 28 - . 03:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).

1978 April 18 - . 19:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Dust collector Meteorites mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1979 April 27 - . 06:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1979 April 28 - . 06:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VI.
  • Auroral X-rays Aurora mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).


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