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Black Sparrow
Israeli air-launched ballistic missile target, designed to simulate short-range enemy missiles in tests of the Arrow ABM system.

AKA: Blk Sparrow. Status: Active. First Launch: 2000-09-14. Last Launch: 2011-11-15. Number: 6 .

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F-15D + 1 x Black Sparrow.

Stage Data - Black Arrow

  • Stage 1. 1 x Black Arrow-1. Gross Mass: 14,104 kg (31,093 lb). Empty Mass: 1,070 kg (2,350 lb). Thrust (vac): 234.820 kN (52,790 lbf). Isp: 265 sec. Burn time: 142 sec. Isp(sl): 251 sec. Diameter: 1.98 m (6.49 ft). Span: 1.98 m (6.49 ft). Length: 6.86 m (22.50 ft). Propellants: H2O2/Kerosene. No Engines: 1. Engine: Gamma 8. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Black Arrow-2. Gross Mass: 3,537 kg (7,797 lb). Empty Mass: 535 kg (1,179 lb). Thrust (vac): 68.234 kN (15,340 lbf). Isp: 265 sec. Burn time: 113 sec. Isp(sl): 251 sec. Diameter: 1.37 m (4.49 ft). Span: 1.37 m (4.49 ft). Length: 2.90 m (9.50 ft). Propellants: H2O2/Kerosene. No Engines: 1. Engine: Gamma 2. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 3. 1 x Black Arrow-3. Gross Mass: 397 kg (875 lb). Empty Mass: 87 kg (191 lb). Thrust (vac): 29.400 kN (6,609 lbf). Isp: 278 sec. Burn time: 28 sec. Isp(sl): 245 sec. Diameter: 0.69 m (2.26 ft). Span: 0.69 m (2.26 ft). Length: 1.22 m (4.00 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: Black Arrow-3. Status: Out of Production.



Country: Israel.

2000 September 14 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Black Sparrow.
  • Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2001 August 27 - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Black Sparrow.
  • Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2003 December 16 - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Black Sparrow.
  • Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2005 December 2 - . 08:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Black Sparrow.
  • Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2007 February 11 - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Black Sparrow.
  • Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2011 November 15 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Black Sparrow.
  • Aster 30 Target - . Nation: France. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).


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