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Terrier Lynx
Part of Lynx Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x Lynx

Status: Active. First Launch: 2000-12-19. Last Launch: 2014-10-12. Number: 11 . Thrust: 258.00 kN (58,000 lbf). Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb). Height: 9.00 m (29.50 ft). Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft). Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

The Terrier Lynx was a two-stage, unguided, fin stabilized rocket system which utilized a Terrier mk70 first stage booster and a Lynx rocket motor for the second stage propulsion. The Terrier mk70 motor had four equally spaced modified Ajax fins, and the Lynx motor had four modified Orion fins on the aft end arranged in a cruciform configuration to provide stability.

The basic Terrier mk70 motor was 3.94 m long with a principal diameter of 46 cm. There was a 7.6-cm interstage adapter which allowed for drag separation at Terrier burnout. Typically, the Terrier booster would utilize two spin motors to reduce dispersion and also serve as drag plates. Each Terrier fin was 0.43 square meters in area. Normally, the fins were canted to provide two revolutions per second spin rate at Terrier burnout. The weight of the

The Lynx was 36 cm in diameter and 2.8 m long. The Lynx fins were normally canted to provide for four revolutions per second spin rate at burnout.

The standard payload for the Terrier mk70-Lynx had a principal diameter of 36 cm and utilized a 3:1 ogive nose cone, although an 11 deg total angle cone could also be flown. The envelope of payload lengths that could be flown was similar to the boosted Orion family. The rocket system could carry a 115-kg payload to 378 kilometers and a 230-kg pound payload to 254 kilometers when launched from sea level at an 85 degree launch angle. Standard hardware included a 3:1 ogive nose cone and a capacitive discharge ignition system. Separation systems could be provided to separate the payload from the motor during ascent.


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Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, San Nicolas, Barking Sands. Stages: Lynx, X-256. Agency: NAWC.

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