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INTA-255
Part of INTA-300 Family
Spanish sounding rocket. Vehicle consisting of 4 x Chick + 1 x Goose. All motors ignited simultaneously at lift-off, the Chicks burning for 0.2 seconds, while the Goose continued for 17 seconds.

Status: Retired 1970. First Launch: 1969-07-19. Last Launch: 1970-12-22. Number: 3 . Thrust: 42.00 kN (9,441 lbf). Gross mass: 340 kg (740 lb). Height: 6.03 m (19.78 ft). Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft). Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

The requirement was to boost a 15 kg payload up to 150 km. The technology acquired during the development and brief firing program led to the more ambitious INTA-300.



Country: Spain. Launch Vehicles: INTA. Launch Sites: El Arenosillo. Stages: Chick, Goose II.

1969 July 19 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: INTA-255.
  • Booster test - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1969 December 20 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: INTA-255.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1970 December 22 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA-300. Launch Vehicle: INTA-255.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi).


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