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Skylark 4
Part of Skylark Family
British sounding rocket. Two stage Skylark version consisting of 1 x Goldfinch + 1 x Raven 8

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1972-03-02. Last Launch: 1973-12-05. Number: 4 . Payload: 100 kg (220 lb). Thrust: 191.00 kN (42,938 lbf). Gross mass: 1,900 kg (4,100 lb). Height: 13.20 m (43.30 ft). Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft). Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

Payload: 100 kg (220 lb) to a 330 km altitude.



Country: UK. Launch Sites: Salto di Quirra, Andoya, Kiruna, Kiruna S. Stages: Goldfinch IIA, Raven 8. Agency: British Aerospace.

1972 March 2 - . 22:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Complex: Kiruna S. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4.
  • ESRO S77 / 1 Aurora mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1972 March 30 - . 01:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Salto di Quirra. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4.
  • ESRO S75 / 2 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO. Apogee: 133 km (82 mi).

1972 September 24 - . 21:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Complex: Kiruna S. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4.
  • ESRO S77 / 2 Aurora mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO. Apogee: 227 km (141 mi).

1973 December 5 - . 23:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4.
  • UK High Latitude Rocket Aurora / ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: BAC. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).


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