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GIRD
Family of pioneering rockets developed by the Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktivniya Dvisheniya, Group for Investigation of Reactive Motion (Russian abbreviation)



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GIRD-09 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.

GIRD-10 Russian sounding rocket. The first liquid propellant rocket launched in the Soviet Union, the GIRD-10 used liquid oxygen and alcohol propellants, pressure-fed to the combustion chamber by nitrogen gas.

Country: Russia.

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..

1933 November 25 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-10. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-10 launch. - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 0.0800 km (0.0497 mi). First Soviet liquid-propellant rocket. It reached 80 m altitude before the combustion chamber burned through..


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