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Andoya Athena


Black Brant launch complex.

Longitude: 16.0207 deg.
Latitude: 69.2943 deg.
First Launch: 2007.12.10.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Black Brant 12 Canadian sounding rocket. The Black Brant XII rocket system was a four stage system used primarily to carry a variety of payloads to high altitudes. Its development is a spin-off of the Black Brant X development. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x Taurus + 1 x Black Brant VB + 1 x Nihka. Payload 136 kg to 1,500 km or 522 kg to 500 km. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Andoya Andoya Rocket Range (ARR) is the world's northernmost permanent launch facility for sounding rockets and scientific balloons and is responsible for all scientific-related balloon and rocket operations in Norwegian territory. ARR provides complete services for launch, operations, data acquisition, recovery and ground instrumentation support. The range has conducted more than 650 rocket launches and hosted scientists and engineers from more than 70 institutes and universities. More...

Andoya Athena Chronology


2007 December 10 - . 09:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. Launch Complex: Andoya Athena. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12. LV Configuration: Black Brant XII NASA 40.022UE.
  • TRICE Low Plasma mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 675 km (419 mi).

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