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Jaguar 1
Part of Rook Family
Three stage version consisting of 1 x Rook II + 1 x Gosling IIN + 1 x Lobster I

Status: Retired 1964. First Launch: 1960-08-17. Last Launch: 1964-02-12. Number: 10 . Gross mass: 1,680 kg (3,700 lb). Height: 11.90 m (39.00 ft). Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft). Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

The Rook motor was 0.43 m in diameter and 5.28 m long. It contained a case-bonded charge of 846 kg of non-aluminized plastic propellant giving a total impulse of 1760 kN-seconds in 5.6 seconds; with a maximum thrust of 323 kN and a specific impulse of 213 seconds. The motor was capable of withstanding the 40g acceleration it provided during firing. It was employed as the first propulsion stage of the Leopard and Jaguar (Jabiru) supersonic test vehicles, and by itself in single-stage test applications.

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.



Family: Jaguar, test vehicle. Country: UK, Australia. Launch Sites: Woomera, Aberporth, Woomera LA2. Stages: Rook engine, Gosling, Lobster. Agency: Royal Aerospace Establishment, WRE.

1960 August 17 - . Launch Site: Aberporth. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1960 December 15 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1961 April 21 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1961 July 26 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1961 November 1 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1962 April 4 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1962 June 26 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1962 August 1 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1963 March 27 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.
1964 February 12 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: Jaguar 1.

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