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Meteor-3


Polish sounding rocket. Development of the Meteor-3 began in 1967. The two stage vehicle consisted of two modified Meteor-1 stages in tandem. It was launched from a 12-m rail launcher and could take the 4.5 kg dart payload to 65 km.

Payload: 4.50 kg (9.90 lb) to a 65 km altitude.

Gross mass: 60 kg (132 lb).
Payload: 4.50 kg (9.90 lb).
Height: 4.29 m (14.06 ft).
Diameter: 0.12 m (0.39 ft).
Span: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Thrust: 14.00 kN (3,147 lbf).
Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).
First Launch: 1968.10.01.
Last Launch: 1974.06.06.
Number: 14 .

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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-3-2 Solid rocket stage. 14.00 kN (3,147 lbf) thrust. Mass 30 kg (66 lb). More...

Meteor-3 Chronology


1968 October 1 - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1969 October 3 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1969 October 3 - . 21:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 48 km (29 mi).

1969 October 3 - . 22:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 49 km (30 mi).

1970 August 22 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).

1970 September 2 - . 20:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1970 September 7 - . 20:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1970 September 9 - . 20:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1973 June 14 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3. LV Configuration: Meteor-3 Grot-Somit.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1973 June 15 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3. LV Configuration: Meteor-3 Grot-Somit.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 22 km (13 mi).

1973 September 16 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3. LV Configuration: Meteor-3 Grot-Somit.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1973 September 17 - . 15:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3. LV Configuration: Meteor-3 Grot-Somit.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1973 September 18 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3. LV Configuration: Meteor-3 Grot-Somit.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1974 June 6 - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-3.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

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