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

Status: Retired 1970. First Launch: 1970-07-10. Last Launch: 1970-10-07. Number: 4 . Thrust: 52.00 kN (11,690 lbf). 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). Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

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.



Country: Poland. Launch Vehicles: Meteor-1, Meteor-2K. Propellants: Solid. Launch Sites: Leba. Agency: PIHM, Poland Aviation Institute.

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

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

1970 October 7 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Leba. LV Family: Meteor sounding rocket. 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 sounding rocket. Launch Vehicle: Meteor-2K.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Poland. Agency: PIHM. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).


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