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HAT


Australian test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x HAT + 1 x LAPSTAR

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1963.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 5.00 m (16.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.47 m (1.54 ft).
Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).
First Launch: 1960.01.01.
Last Launch: 1972.10.11.
Number: 9 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • WRE Australian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Australian Weapons Research Establishment, Australia. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Woomera After World War II British government recognized the need for a large range to test the incredible array of long-range missile systems then planned. After considering sites in Canada, it was decided that Australia would best meet the projected needs. The Long Range Weapons Establishment was created on 1 April 1947 as a joint British/Australian enterprise. 23 days later the name Woomera (an aboriginal word of axtlaxtl, or spear thrower) was selected for the new town to be built as its administrative center. Woomera town peaked at a population of 6,000 in the 1960's. Thereafter the progressive cancellation of British missile and space projects put Woomera went into sustained decline. However it played a key role in the history of rocketry, including orbital launches or launch attempts by Black Arrow, Sparta, and Europa boosters. More...

Associated Stages
  • HAD-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 52 kg. More...
  • HAT-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 300 kg. More...

HAT Chronology


1960 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAT. LV Configuration: HAT HAT01.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1963 June 18 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Vehicle: HAT.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1963 October 15 - . 15:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Vehicle: HAT.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1963 October 15 - . 19:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Vehicle: HAT.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAT.
  • Explorer 37 cal - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1969 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAT. LV Configuration: HAT WRE HAT 54.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1971 November 24 - . 09:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAT. LV Configuration: HAT WRE HAT 637.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1972 July 19 - . 08:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAT. LV Configuration: HAT WRE HAT 638.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1972 October 11 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. Launch Vehicle: HAT. LV Configuration: HAT WRE HAT 639.
  • - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

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