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Family: Sounding Rockets. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.
Canadian Black Brant rockets for upper-atmosphere research were capable of carrying a 70 kg payload to an altitude of 200 km.
Black Brant Chronology
1961 Dec 2 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .
- Black Brant launched.
Twelve Canadian Black Brant rockets for upper-atmosphere research were to be launched from NASA's Wallops Station, Virginia, as the Canadian Defence Research Board shifted the firing site from Fort Churchill because a fire largely destroyed the Canadian facilities. Capable of carrying a 150-pound payload to an altitude of 150 miles, Black Brants were to be fired from Wallops at the rate of two in December 1961, two in February 1962, six in April 1962, and two in May 1962.
1994 Dec 8 -
- 17 - Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. HTML when accessed: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/timeline.html
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