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M-100A


Russian sounding rocket. Special modification, only fired twice on 1976-11-10 and 1976-12-22.

Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 8.30 m (27.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).
First Launch: 1976.11.10.
Last Launch: 1976.12.22.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • M-100 Two-stage, solid propellant, fin stabilized, unguided Russian sounding rocket, fired in greater numbers than any other. At least 6,640 of all models were fired to the edge of space before the vehicle was discontinued in 1990. 4,908 of the basic M-100 model were fired from 1957-07-11 to 1983-09-28. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • GMS Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Hydrometeorological Service, Russia. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Thumba Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1385 launches from 1963 to 2004, reaching up to 400 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

M-100A Chronology


1976 November 10 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100A.
  • ISRO-8.289 - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1976 December 22 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100A.
  • ISRO-8.295 - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

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