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Skylark 12 AC


British sounding rocket.

Gross mass: 2,100 kg (4,600 lb).
Height: 13.00 m (42.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft).
Apogee: 830 km (510 mi).
First Launch: 1979.10.12.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Skylark The Skylark sounding rocket (originally named the Gassiot High Altitude Vehicle) was produced by the Royal Aircraft Establishment and first introduced in 1957, during the International Geophysical Year. It remained in European service until 2005. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Launch Sites
  • Natal Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 233 launches from 1965 to 2007, reaching up to 1100 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Skylark 12-2 Solid rocket stage. 105.00 kN (23,605 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,300 kg (2,866 lb). More...

Skylark 12 AC Chronology


1979 October 12 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Complex: Natal MAN. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 12 AC. LV Configuration: Skylark 12 AC DLR N-GRC-97.
  • Astro-Hel Far ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 829 km (515 mi).

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