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Fulmar
Part of INTA-300 Family
British sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Heron (107 kN) + 1 x Snipe (16.7 kN).

Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1976-11-21. Last Launch: 1979-03-19. Number: 6 . Thrust: 137.00 kN (30,798 lbf). Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Height: 7.47 m (24.50 ft). Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft). Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

Bristol Aerojet had developed the INTA-300 design for the government of Spain. It was adapted for a series of high-latitude shots from Andoya. The Fulmar differed from the INTA-300 in having a longer payload fairing.



Country: UK. Launch Sites: Andoya. Stages: Gosling 4, Snipe. Agency: Bristol. Bibliography: 2, 572.

1976 November 21 - . 21:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: Fulmar.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1976 December 11 - . 02:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: Fulmar.
  • Aurora / aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 214 km (132 mi).

1977 October 16 - . 22:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: Fulmar.
  • Wind / T Atmospheric mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 247 km (153 mi).

1977 November 17 - . 21:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: Fulmar.
  • Electrons / Ions Ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 261 km (162 mi).

1977 December 5 - . 02:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: Fulmar.
  • HLC 2B Auroral mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 255 km (158 mi).

1979 March 19 - . 00:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: Fulmar. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).


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