Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
Black Brant XII
Part of Black Brant Family
Canadian sounding rocket. The Black Brant XII rocket system was a four stage system used primarily to carry a variety of payloads to high altitudes. Its development is a spin-off of the Black Brant X development. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x Taurus + 1 x Black Brant VB + 1 x Nihka. Payload 136 kg to 1,500 km or 522 kg to 500 km.

AKA: Black Brant 12. Status: Active. First Launch: 1988-09-30. Last Launch: 2013-06-06. Number: 28 . Gross mass: 5,300 kg (11,600 lb). Height: 17.00 m (55.00 ft). Diameter: 0.76 m (2.49 ft). Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Poker Flat, Andoya, Andoya U3, Poker Flat LC3, Poker Flat LC4, Andoya Athena, Wallops Island LA1 AML. Stages: Nihka, 26KS20000, Taurus engine, Talos Mk 11 Mod 2. Agency: Bristol.

1988 September 30 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • BEARS Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 950 km (590 mi).

1989 December 5 - . 19:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,459 km (906 mi).

1990 March 22 - . 07:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,400 km (800 mi).

1991 February 12 - . 09:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • TOPAZ 3 Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1993 January 27 - . 10:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PHAZE Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1993 April 2 - . 10:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • UCB Alaska '93 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,425 km (885 mi).

1994 March 6 - . 08:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • Auroral Turbulence 1 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 455 km (282 mi).

1995 January 25 - . 06:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. Launch Complex: Andoya U3. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • SCIFER Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,453 km (902 mi).

1995 February 24 - . 10:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • AMICIST Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).

1995 November 7 - . 06:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • OEDIPUS C Ionosphere / tether mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA, NASA. Apogee: 824 km (512 mi).

1997 February 10 - . 05:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • PHAZE 2 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 945 km (587 mi).

1997 February 11 - . 08:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • Auroral Turbulence 2 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 546 km (339 mi).

1999 January 21 - . 06:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • CAPER Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,360 km (840 mi).

1999 January 22 - . 13:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • North Star (APEX) Active plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 364 km (226 mi).

2000 February 25 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC3. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,170 km (720 mi).

2000 February 26 - . 09:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC4. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • GEODESIC Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA. Apogee: 990 km (610 mi).

2002 January 14 - . 08:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC4. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • SIERRA Ionosphere / aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 735 km (456 mi).

2002 February 6 - . 09:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • RACE Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 922 km (572 mi).

2005 March 6 - . 10:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC4. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII. FAILURE: Black Brant sustainer stage did not ignite..
  • CASCADES auroral research experiment - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi). Planned apogee 800 km..

2007 February 12 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • ROPA Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 748 km (464 mi).

2007 February 28 - . 08:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • CHARM Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).

2007 December 10 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. Launch Complex: Andoya U3. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • TRICE High Plasma mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,150 km (710 mi).

2007 December 10 - . 09:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. Launch Complex: Andoya Athena. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • TRICE Low Plasma mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 675 km (419 mi).

2008 January 18 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • SCIFER-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 1,460 km (900 mi).

2009 March 20 - . 11:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • NASA 40.023UE - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Apogee: 560 km (340 mi). Aurora.

2010 February 16 - . 09:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • NASA 40.025UE - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Apogee: 803 km (498 mi). Auroral payload.

2010 December 12 - . 06:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • NASA 40.026UE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi). Aurora payload..

2013 June 6 - . 03:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA1 AML. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • CIBER - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 577 km (358 mi).

    CIBER near infrared astronomy telescope, sent to its highest ever altitude, to minimize atmospheric emissions contaminating its observations of the cosmic extragalactic background light. The CIBER payload fell in the Atlantic as planned, and was not recovered. CIBER observes in the 0.8-2 micron band.



Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
© 1997-2017 Mark Wade - Contact
© / Conditions for Use