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INTA-300
The Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial was tasked in 1967 to develop Spain's first sounding rocket. INTA contracted with British Aerojet to provide the necessary technical expertise and designed a rocket built from existing British solid motors. This was followed by versions using Spanish-manufactured versions of British motors. The stop-and-go program extended over nearly 30 years.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • INTA The Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial was tasked in 1967 to develop Spain's first sounding rocket. INTA contracted with British Aerojet to provide the necessary technical expertise and designed a rocket built from existing British solid motors. This was followed by versions using Spanish-manufactured versions of British motors. The stop-and-go program extended over nearly 30 years. More...
  • INTA-255 Spanish sounding rocket. Vehicle consisting of 4 x Chick + 1 x Goose. All motors ignited simultaneously at lift-off, the Chicks burning for 0.2 seconds, while the Goose continued for 17 seconds. More...
  • INTA-300 Spanish sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Heron + 1 x Snipe More...
  • INTA-300B Spanish sounding rocket. Later version for heavier payloads fired in 1993-1994. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • El Arenosillo Spanish sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 335 launches from 1966 to 1994, reaching up to 700 kilometers altitude. More...

INTA Chronology


1969 July 19 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-255. LV Configuration: INTA-255 1.
  • Booster test - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1969 December 20 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-255. LV Configuration: INTA-255 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1970 December 22 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-255. LV Configuration: INTA-255 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi).

1974 October 9 - . 04:49 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-300. LV Configuration: INTA-300 F-74001.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 254 km (157 mi). Summary: Failed to reach expected altitude..

1975 October 21 - . 11:42 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-300. LV Configuration: INTA-300 F-75001.
  • Aeronomy / test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi). Summary: Failed to reach expected altitude..

1978 June 28 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-300. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1981 February 18 - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-300.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 285 km (177 mi). Summary: First completely successful launch..

1993 October 21 - . 01:46 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-300B. LV Configuration: INTA-300B IAA.
  • FEIROX / FEIROH Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi).

1994 April 16 - . 01:22 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: INTA. Launch Vehicle: INTA-300B. LV Configuration: INTA-300B IAA.
  • O2-INTA300 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Spain. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 156 km (96 mi).

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