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

AKA: Black Brant 10B. Status: Retired 1989. First Launch: 1985-02-15. Last Launch: 1989-04-11. Number: 4 . Gross mass: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb). Height: 14.50 m (47.50 ft). Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft). Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x Black Brant VB + 1 x Nihka.



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Fort Churchill, Andoya. Stages: Nihka, 26KS20000, X-256. Agency: Bristol.

1985 February 15 - . 05:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XB.
  • MARIE Ionosphere / plasma / fields mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 979 km (608 mi).

1989 January 30 - . 21:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XB.
  • OEDIPUS A Plasma / tether mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA. Apogee: 512 km (318 mi).

1989 April 9 - . 04:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XB.
  • Barium release + Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi).

1989 April 11 - . 03:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XB.
  • Barium release + Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).


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