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Skylark 2 AC
Part of Skylark Family
British sounding rocket. Two stage Skylark version consisting of 1 x Cuckoo IA + 1 x Raven 8

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1970-02-06. Last Launch: 1973-10-02. Number: 3 . Thrust: 80.00 kN (17,984 lbf). Gross mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Height: 12.70 m (41.60 ft). Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft). Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).



Country: UK. Launch Sites: Salto di Quirra, El Arenosillo. Stages: Cuckoo IA, Raven 8. Agency: British Aerospace.

1970 February 6 - . 19:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Salto di Quirra. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 2 AC.
  • ESRO S44 / 1 Stellar ultraviolet Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1971 November 16 - . 00:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Salto di Quirra. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 2 AC. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ESRO S44 / 2 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1973 October 2 - . 01:52 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 2 AC.
  • DLR H-GR-57 Test/Ultraviolet Astronomy/Astrophysics mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 186 km (115 mi).


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