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Corella
Part of Lupus Family
Australian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Gosling + 1 x Dorado

Status: Retired 1976. First Launch: 1975-12-04. Last Launch: 1976-04-29. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb). Height: 6.00 m (19.60 ft). Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft). Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

Four Gosling motors with canted nozzles were used as boosters for the British Thunderbird ramjet surface-to-air missile. 664 Gosling IV motors were supplied for the Thunderbird, Bloodhound, and Seaslug Mark II missiles.

For sounding rocket applications, motors were supplied with in-line nozzles. The Gosling IV had an a all up mass of 256 kg, was 3.00 m long, and 0.254 m in diameter. It produced an average thrust of 124 kN over its 3.15 second burn time.



Country: Australia. Launch Sites: Woomera, Woomera LA2. Stages: Gosling, Lupus. Agency: WRE. Bibliography: 2.

1975 December 4 - . 13:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. LV Family: Lupus. Launch Vehicle: Corella.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1976 April 29 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. LV Family: Lupus. Launch Vehicle: Corella.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).


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