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Skua 1
Part of Skua Family
British sounding rocket. In the original Skua version, 3 Chick boosters were used. The Bantam second stage burned for 30 seconds to boost the payload to 70 km. The payload deployed a radar-reflective parachute to allow winds aloft to be measured, and readings from a thermometer were radioed to the ground. More than 900 Skua 1's were launched from 11 sites in six countries.

AKA: Skua. Payload: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Thrust: 20.00 kN (4,496 lbf). Gross mass: 58 kg (127 lb). Height: 2.24 m (7.34 ft). Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft). Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

Payload: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb) to a 70 km altitude.



Country: UK. Launch Sites: Aberporth, South Uist, Thumba, Kiruna, El Arenosillo, Kourou, Kourou ALFS. Stages: Bantam, Chick. Agency: Bristol.

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