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Kiruna MRL


Black Brant launch complex. MRL Launcher

Longitude: 21.1030 deg.
Latitude: 67.8934 deg.
First Launch: 1989.04.10.
Last Launch: 1990.03.29.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Black Brant 9 Canadian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier Mk 70 + 1 x Black Brant VB. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Kiruna The sounding rocket launch site at Kiruna was officially opened in September 1966 under the auspices of ESRO (European Space Research Organisation). When ESA was created in 1972 and replaced ESRO, Kiruna came under the management of the Swedish Space Corporation, a state-owned limited liability company under the Swedish Ministry of Industry. The 'Esrange' is located 45 km from the town of Kiruna and has seven permanent pads able to launch the largest sounding rockets, including the Black Brant 9, Skylark 12, and Castor 4B-boosted vehicles. More...

Kiruna MRL Chronology


1989 April 10 - . 08:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Complex: Kiruna MRL. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9. LV Configuration: Black Brant IX MASER 3.
  • MASER 3 Microgravity mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: SSC. Apogee: 297 km (184 mi).

1990 March 29 - . 08:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. Launch Complex: Kiruna MRL. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 9. LV Configuration: Black Brant IX MASER 4.
  • Microgravity mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

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