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HAD



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HAD
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
Australian test vehicle. The HAD vehicle was, like HAT, a two stage rocket, based on British Gosling and LAPStar motors. First launched in 1961, it had two test flights before becoming operational.

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.

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Height: 6.10 m (20.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft).
Thrust: 130.00 kN (29,220 lbf).
Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).
First Launch: 1961.04.24.
Last Launch: 1969.12.09.
Number: 69 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • WRE Australian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Australian Weapons Research Establishment, Australia. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Woomera After World War II British government recognized the need for a large range to test the incredible array of long-range missile systems then planned. After considering sites in Canada, it was decided that Australia would best meet the projected needs. The Long Range Weapons Establishment was created on 1 April 1947 as a joint British/Australian enterprise. 23 days later the name Woomera (an aboriginal word of axtlaxtl, or spear thrower) was selected for the new town to be built as its administrative center. Woomera town peaked at a population of 6,000 in the 1960's. Thereafter the progressive cancellation of British missile and space projects put Woomera went into sustained decline. However it played a key role in the history of rocketry, including orbital launches or launch attempts by Black Arrow, Sparta, and Europa boosters. More...
  • Carnarvon Location of a major NASA tracking station. Sounding rocket launch locations nearby were known to have been used for 12 launches from 1964 to 1965, reaching up to 120 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Woomera LA2 Stonechat, Skylark, Rook, Jaguar, Black Brant, Lorikeet, Long Tom, Kookaburra, HAD, Corella, Cockatoo, Aero High launch complex. Sounding rocket launcher More...

Associated Stages
  • Cockatoo-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 200 kg. Thrust 152.00 kN. More...
  • HAD-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 52 kg. More...

HAD Chronology


1961 April 24 - . 02:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 101.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1961 December 14 - . 10:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 103.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1962 March 29 - . 09:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 105.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1962 June 26 - . 08:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 108.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1962 August 27 - . 09:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 107.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1962 October 24 - . 09:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 111.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 133 km (82 mi).

1962 November 27 - . 10:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 112.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1962 December 4 - . 10:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 113.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1963 January 30 - . 10:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 115.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1963 March 12 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 116.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1963 March 28 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 118.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 133 km (82 mi).

1963 December 6 - . 23:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 301.
  • Ultraviolet absorption Solar extreme ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1963 December 12 - . 19:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 122.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 February 12 - . 09:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 124.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1964 March 4 - . 09:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 127.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1964 April 14 - . 08:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 129.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1964 May 14 - . 08:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 126.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1964 June 11 - . 08:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 128.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1964 July 9 - . 08:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 141.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1964 July 13 - . 03:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 130.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1964 July 14 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 131.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1964 July 15 - . 02:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 133.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1964 July 16 - . 02:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 134.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1964 July 16 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 136.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1964 July 17 - . 05:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 137.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1964 August 20 - . 09:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 135.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1964 September 17 - . 09:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 144.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1964 October 14 - . 09:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 146.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1964 October 21 - . 21:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 148.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 October 22 - . 11:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 140.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 11 - . 09:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 145.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 12 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 157.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1964 December 8 - . 10:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 159.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 December 10 - . 10:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 161.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 February 2 - . 09:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 152.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 123 km (76 mi).

1965 February 3 - . 22:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD.
  • La absorption Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 March 30 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 153.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1965 May 10 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 165.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1965 May 10 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 164.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1965 May 10 - . 13:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 162.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1965 May 10 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 158.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 109 km (67 mi).

1965 May 10 - . 19:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 170.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1965 May 11 - . 00:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 154.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1965 May 11 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 155.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1965 May 11 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Carnarvon. Launch Complex: Carnarvon CARN2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 163.
  • Falling sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1965 May 11 - . 08:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 160.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1965 May 25 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1965 June 8 - . 08:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 172.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1965 June 9 - . 08:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 171.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1965 July 7 - . 08:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 174.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1965 August 3 - . 08:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 177.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1965 October 5 - . 09:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 178.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 November 9 - . 09:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 179.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 December 6 - . 10:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 151.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 December 9 - . 13:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 305.
  • Lunar ultraviolet Ozone Ultraviolet astronomy / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1966 January 26 - . 10:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 176.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 February 23 - . 10:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 186.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 March 22 - . 09:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 181.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 May 17 - . 08:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 188.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 June 15 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 185.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 July 19 - . 08:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 187.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 August 23 - . 09:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 189.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 August 28 - . 09:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 189.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 August 30 - . 10:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 312.
  • Lunar ultraviolet Ozone Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1966 September 27 - . 09:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 190.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 1 - . 09:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD 191.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 December 1 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAD.
  • HAD-WRESAT - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 24 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD HAD 309.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1969 December 9 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAD. LV Configuration: HAD HAD 310.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

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