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Skylark 4 AC
Part of Skylark Family
British sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1976. First Launch: 1973-08-04. Last Launch: 1976-01-27. Number: 5 . Gross mass: 1,900 kg (4,100 lb). Height: 13.20 m (43.30 ft). Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft). Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Goldfinch + 1 x Raven 8.



Country: UK. Launch Sites: Kiruna, El Arenosillo, Kiruna S. Stages: Goldfinch IIA, Raven 8. Agency: British Aerospace.

1973 August 4 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Complex: Kiruna S. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4 AC. FAILURE: Failure.
  • UK / SSC ER1 Earth imaging mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: BAC, SSC. Apogee: 7.00 km (4.30 mi).

1973 October 6 - . 03:31 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4 AC.
  • DLR H-GR-56 Optical astronomy / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1973 November 27 - . 01:51 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4 AC.
  • DLR H-GR-55 Optical astronomy / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 246 km (152 mi).

1974 January 12 - . 19:12 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4 AC.
  • DLR H-GR-58 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 246 km (152 mi).

1976 January 27 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Complex: Kiruna S. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 4 AC. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DLR K-GR-73 Technology mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).


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