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GIRD-09


Russian sounding rocket. The first rocket successfully launched by the Soviet GIRD organisation was a hybrid, using a liquid oxygen to burn gelled petroleum in large casing. Development of the rocket was begun by GIRD's second brigade under M K Tikhonravov.

The Central Committee for the Study of Rocket Propulsion (GIRD) was established in the Soviet Union to develop rocket technology. They launched a series of liquid fuel rockets in the 1930's before many of them ended up in prison during Stalin's purges. Those that survived were released and built the Soviet space and missile programs on the basis of German technology after the war.

Status: Cancelled 1939.
Gross mass: 18 kg (39 lb).
Height: 2.46 m (8.06 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Span: 0.63 m (2.06 ft).
Thrust: 294 N (66 lbf).
Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Korolev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Korolev Design Bureau, Kaliningrad, Russia. More...

Bibliography
  • Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. Web Address when accessed: here.

GIRD-09 Chronology


1924 April 1 - . Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09.
  • GiRD established. - . Nation: USSR. Summary: Central Committee for the Study of Rocket Propulsion (GIRD) established in the Soviet Union..

1933 August 11 - . Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: USSR. Summary: Launch failure..

1933 August 13 - . Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: USSR. Summary: Launch failure..

1933 August 17 - . Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09.
  • First Russian hybrid rocket launch. - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 0.40 km (0.25 mi). Summary: Russian hybrid propellant rocket, designed by M. K. Tikhonravov, successfully flown. Reached 400 m; design altitude of 5000 m not reached due to loss of pressure integrity of the motor flank..

1933 November 5 - . Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: USSR. Summary: Launch failure..

1933 November 6 - . Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GIRD-09 launch attempt. - . Nation: USSR. Summary: Launch failure..

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