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Meteor-2K


The most powerful Polish rocket ever flown. 2 stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Meteor 1 + 1 x Meteor-2.

Launched from 1 14-m rail launcher. All three motors ignited at launch. The two boosters separated at T+2,3 seconds and 440 m altitude. The sustainer burned out at T+18 seconds at a velocity of 1540 m/s. The dart then separated and coasted to 90 km altitude, where two payloads were released: a chaff cloud and the parachute-borne Ramses radiosonde.

Gross mass: 420 kg (920 lb).
Height: 4.36 m (14.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.35 m (1.14 ft).
Span: 1.05 m (3.44 ft).
Thrust: 52.00 kN (11,690 lbf).
Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).
First Launch: 1970.07.10.
Last Launch: 1970.10.07.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Launch Sites
  • Leba Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 134 launches from 1963 to 1974, reaching up to 90 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Meteor-2H-1 Solid rocket stage. 24.00 kN (5,395 lbf) thrust. Mass 400 kg (882 lb). More...

Meteor-2K Chronology


1970 July 10 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-2K.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1970 July 19 - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-2K. LV Configuration: Meteor-2K 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1970 October 7 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-2K.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1970 October 7 - . 10:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-2K.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

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