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GIRD-09
Part of GIRD Family
Russian sounding rocket. The first rocket successfully launched by the Soviet GIRD organization was a hybrid, using a liquid oxygen to burn gelled petroleum in large casing. Development of the rocket was begun by GIRD's second brigade under M K Tikhonravov.

AKA: R-1. Status: Cancelled 1939. Thrust: 294 N (66 lbf). Gross mass: 18 kg (39 lb). Height: 2.46 m (8.06 ft). Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft). Span: 0.63 m (2.06 ft). Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

The Central Committee for the Study of Rocket Propulsion (GIRD) was established in the Soviet Union to develop rocket technology. They launched a series of liquid fuel rockets in the 1930's before many of them ended up in prison during Stalin's purges. Those that survived were released and built the Soviet space and missile programs on the basis of German technology after the war.

Family: Early Rocketry. Country: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 17.



1924 April 1 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09.
  • GiRD established. - . Nation: Russia. Central Committee for the Study of Rocket Propulsion (GIRD) established in the Soviet Union..

1933 August 11 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: Russia. Launch failure..

1933 August 13 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: Russia. Launch failure..

1933 August 17 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09.
  • First Russian hybrid rocket launch. - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 0.40 km (0.25 mi). Russian hybrid propellant rocket, designed by M. K. Tikhonravov, successfully flown. Reached 400 m; design altitude of 5000 m not reached due to loss of pressure integrity of the motor flank..

1933 November 5 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: Russia. Launch failure..

1933 November 6 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: Russia. Launch failure..


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