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RAF Jaguar
Part of Rook Family
Jaguar
Jaguar
The Jaguar was designed by the RAE Supersonics Department as part of the HRV (Hypersonic Research Vehicle) program. This was a joint project with the Australian Weapons Research Establishment for testing of re-entry vehicles at high speeds. Regardless of the variant, the Rook first stage would propel the upper stages and subscale RV to a high altitude. The upper stages would then fire downward to push the RV into the atmosphere at speeds of up to 5 km/s. After the conclusion of the HRV project in April 1970, tests continued using the Jabiru 3 with other aerothermal experiments until November 1974.

AKA: Jaguar. Status: Retired 1974. First Launch: 1960-01-01. Last Launch: 1961-01-01. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb). Height: 8.80 m (28.80 ft). Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft). Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).



Family: Jaguar, test vehicle. Country: UK, Australia. Stages: Rook engine. Agency: Royal Aerospace Establishment, WRE. Bibliography: 2, 572.

1960 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Platform: B-57A. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: RAF Jaguar.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1961 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Platform: B-57A. LV Family: Rook. Launch Vehicle: RAF Jaguar.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSWC. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).


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